Versailles, Pennsylvania

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Versailles is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,724 at the 2000 census. Despite being named after the extraordinary Palace of Versailles, the name of the borough is almost universally pronounced ver-sales by residents of the area.[citation needed]



Versailles is located at 40°19′1″N 79°50′0″W / 40.31694°N 79.833333°W / 40.31694; -79.833333 (40.316869, -79.833414).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (9.26%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,724 people, 852 households, and 442 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,511.1 people per square mile (1,358.4/km²). There were 937 housing units at an average density of 1,908.3/sq mi (738.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.88% White, 2.55% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 852 households out of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.1% were non-families. 42.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the borough the population was spread out with 17.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 80.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

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