New Wilmington, Pennsylvania

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New Wilmington is a borough in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States, first platted in 1824 and established as a borough on April 9, 1873. The population was 2,452 at the 2000 census. It is home to Westminster College, and serves the Old Order Amish community in the surrounding Wilmington Township.



New Wilmington is located at 41°7′15″N 80°19′58″W / 41.12083°N 80.33278°W / 41.12083; -80.33278 (41.120713, -80.332807)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.85%) is water.

New Wilmington’s ZIP code is 16142.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,452 people, 577 households, and 324 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,313.2 people per square mile (893.1/km²). There were 611 housing units at an average density of 576.4/sq mi (222.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.21% White, 0.57% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population. 26.0% were of German, 12.6% Italian, 11.8% Irish, 9.1% English and 7.3% Scotch-Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.9% spoke English and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.

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