Economy, Pennsylvania

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Economy is a borough in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 9,363 at the 2000 census.



Economy is located at 40°38′18″N 80°11′6″W / 40.63833°N 80.185°W / 40.63833; -80.185 (40.638466, -80.184891)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 17.8 square miles (46.0 km²), of which, 17.7 square miles (45.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.39%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,363 people, 3,528 households, and 2,854 families residing in the borough. The population density was 529.0 people per square mile (204.2/km²). There were 3,629 housing units at an average density of 205.0/sq mi (79.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.33% White, 0.66% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 3,528 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.1% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $52,446, and the median income for a family was $60,081. Males had a median income of $41,756 versus $27,121 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,453. About 2.0% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

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