Plum, Pennsylvania

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Plum is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 26,940 at the 2000 census.

Plum is often referred to as Plum Boro or more correctly Plum Borough by locals to distinguish it from its previous status as a township. Plum Borough was founded as Plum Township in 1788 and was reorganized as a borough in 1956.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 29.0 square miles (75.1 km²), of which, 28.6 square miles (74.2 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (1.34%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 26,940 people, 10,270 households, and 7,692 families residing in the borough. The population density was 941.0 people per square mile (363.3/km²). There were 10,624 housing units at an average density of 371.1/sq mi (143.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.60% White, 2.76% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

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