Matamoras, Pennsylvania

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Matamoras is a borough in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,612 at the 2008 Estimate. It is the easternmost town in Pennsylvania.

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History

Matamoras was originally part of Westfall Township. Its name came from the Mexican town of Matamoros, which was the first to be occupied by U.S. troops during the Mexican-American War. It was incorporated as a borough on January 18, 1905.[1]

Geography

Matamoras is located at 41°22′4″N 74°42′7″W / 41.36778°N 74.70194°W / 41.36778; -74.70194 (41.367818, −74.701831).[2] It is the easternmost point in Pennsylvania. Across the Delaware River are Port Jervis, New York and Montague, New Jersey.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 sq mi. 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) of it is land and 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) of it (11.54%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,312 people, 925 households, and 634 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,315.0/sq mi. There were 977 housing units at an average density of 1,400.8/sq mi. The racial makeup of the borough was 96.54% White, 0.61% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.20% of the population.

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