New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

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New Cumberland is a borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. New Cumberland was incorporated as a borough on March 21, 1831. The population was 7,349 at the 2000 census. The borough is noted for its yearly Apple Festival, which gathers hundreds of vendors and thousands of visitors.[1]

New Cumberland is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.


New Cumberland is located at 40°13′45″N 76°52′26″W / 40.22917°N 76.87389°W / 40.22917; -76.87389 (40.229140, -76.873992)[2] and borders the western banks of the Susquehanna River in South Central Pennsylvania. The borough is situated along the western fringe of the Cumberland Valley.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,349 people, 3,301 households, and 2,016 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,389.7 people per square mile (1,699.1/km²). There were 3,417 housing units at an average density of 2,041.0/sq mi (790.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.20% White, 0.64% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 3,301 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

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