Conway, Pennsylvania

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Conway is a borough in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, on the Ohio River. At the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 2,290.

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Geography

Conway is located at 40°39'48" North, 80°14'10" West (40.663466, -80.235981)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it is water. The total area is 13.70% water.

Industry

Conway is the site of a major railroad classification yard and locomotive facility, owned by Norfolk Southern and inherited from Conrail, originally developed by the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Demographics

At the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,290 people, 988 households, and 656 families living in the borough. The population density was 707.3/square kilometre; (1,825.3/square mile). There were 1,026 housing units at an average density of 316.9/square kilometre; (817.8/square mile). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.25% White, 1.27% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 988 households out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.87.

The population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $34,181, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $36,167 versus $23,516 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,699. 7.6% of the population and 4.8% of families were below the poverty line. Of the total population, 7.1% of those under the age of 18 and 10.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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