Wilson, Pennsylvania

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Wilson is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley region, and is adjacent to Easton, the smallest and easternmost of the Lehigh Valley's three cities.

The population was 7,682 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

There is more than one Wilson, Pennsylvania. One is located near Clairton, south of Pittsburgh, in Allegheny County. One is located in Clarion County. The one in this article is located in the far east of Pennsylvania, in Northampton County.

Wilson is located at 40°41′5″N 75°14′23″W / 40.68472°N 75.23972°W / 40.68472; -75.23972 (40.684648, -75.239626)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.80% is water.

History

Wilson is named after U.S. President Thomas Woodrow Wilson.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,682 people, 3,164 households, and 1,949 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,185.9 people per square mile (2,392.0/km²). There were 3,345 housing units at an average density of 2,693.5/sq mi (1,041.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.87% White, 1.84% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.05% of the population.

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