Washingtonville, Pennsylvania

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Washingtonville is a borough in Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 201 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BloomsburgBerwick Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The small borough is named after the first American president, George Washington. Before the time of the town's founding in the early 19th century, a fort stood in or just outside of the town named Fort Bosley. It is believed that the fort stood somewhere near where Muddy Run and the Chillisquaque Creek meet. During, the early 20th century, millionaire Frank DeLong would often visit the tiny town to get away from the city. He ended up donating a school, which at the time was considered one of the best facilities in the country, to the town. He also turned the old Presbyterian Church into a memorial for his mother. Today, the old school building is now a nursing home, and the memorial still stands today, containing many historical artifacts.

Geography

Washingtonville is located at 41°3′9″N 76°40′30″W / 41.0525°N 76.675°W / 41.0525; -76.675 (41.052616, -76.675065)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 201 people, 82 households, and 51 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,498.0 people per square mile (1,293.4/km²). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 1,618.5/sq mi (598.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.01% White, 1.49% African American, 0.50% Asian, and 1.00% from two or more races.

There were 82 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

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