West Lawn, Pennsylvania

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West Lawn is a former borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,597 at the 2000 census. This borough was dissolved and became part of Spring Township on January 1, 2006. Voters in both municipalities approved the dissolution during a general election vote in November 2004.

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Geography

West Lawn is located at 40°19′43″N 75°59′40″W / 40.32861°N 75.99444°W / 40.32861; -75.99444 (40.328676, -75.994407)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,597 people, 706 households, and 441 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,936.2/km² (7,428.8/mi²). There were 730 housing units at an average density of 1,342.2/km² (3,395.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.93% White, 1.63% African American, 1.31% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.

There were 706 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $40,595, and the median income for a family was $48,854. Males had a median income of $35,956 versus $25,403 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $20,357. About 2.3% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

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