Jeannette, Pennsylvania

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Jeannette is a city in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 10,788 at the 2000 census.



Jeannette is located at 40°19′44″N 79°36′50″W / 40.32889°N 79.61389°W / 40.32889; -79.61389 (40.328773, -79.613997)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²).2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) .


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,654 people, 4,630 households, and 2,949 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,414.3 people per square mile (1,706.9/km²). There were 5,139 housing units at an average density of 2,129.3/sq mi (823.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.81% White, 20.19% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 4,630 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,091, and the median income for a family was $37,038. Males had a median income of $32,413 versus $21,702 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,961. About 10.9% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

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