West Pittston, Pennsylvania

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West Pittston is a borough in the Greater Pittston area of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River opposite Pittston. The town once produced mine screens, cut glass, crackers, and knit and silk goods.



West Pittston is located at 41°19′46″N 75°47′59″W / 41.32944°N 75.79972°W / 41.32944; -75.79972 (41.329480, -75.799671)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.5 km²), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (13.68%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,072 people, 2,243 households, and 1,397 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,199.1 people per square mile (2,388.2/km²). There were 2,381 housing units at an average density of 2,910.1/sq mi (1,121.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.00% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 2,243 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% 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 2.92.

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