Hawley, Pennsylvania

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Hawley is a borough in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,303 at the 2000 census. The borough was named for Irad Hawley, first president of the Pennsylvania Coal Company.



Hawley is located at 41°28′42″N 75°10′45″W / 41.47833°N 75.17917°W / 41.47833; -75.17917 (41.478225, -75.179154)[1] at an elevation of 1,033 feet (314.9 m)[2]. Hawley students attend Wallenpaupack Areas Schools, with high, middle, and primary schools approximately five miles from town and located on the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack. Some kindergarten children attended school in the former Hawley High School, a WPA project and located in the borough, up until a few years ago when they were transferred back to the primary school.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.12%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,303 people, 593 households, and 335 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,132.2 people per square mile (824.7/km²). There were 673 housing units at an average density of 1,101.3/sq mi (426.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.24% White, 0.92% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.61% of the population.

There were 593 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.5% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.96.

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