New Brighton, Pennsylvania

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New Brighton is a borough in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States, located along the Beaver River 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Pittsburgh. There are deposits of coal and clay in the vicinity. In the past, articles produced here included pottery, bricks, sewer pipe, glass, flour, twine, lead kegs, refrigerators, bath tubs, wall paper, steel castings, nails, rivets, wire, etc. In 1900, 6,820 people lived here; In 1910, 8,329; and in 1940, 9,630 people inhabited New Brighton. The population was 6,641 at the 2000 census.



New Brighton is located at 40°44′13″N 80°18′35″W / 40.73694°N 80.30972°W / 40.73694; -80.30972 (40.736815, -80.309799)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (8.04%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,641 people, 2,740 households, and 1,715 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,450.1 people per square mile (2,489.4/km²). There were 2,999 housing units at an average density of 2,912.8/sq mi (1,124.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 86.28% White, 10.56% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 2,740 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males.

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