New Paris, Pennsylvania

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New Paris is a borough in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 214 at the 2000 census. New Paris is located northwest of Bedford, north of Schellsburg and ENE of Somerset.



This borough was first settled in 1846 by William Blackburn and was named in 1851. New Paris was officially incorporated as a borough on September 7, 1882.


New Paris is located at 40°6′27″N 78°38′40″W / 40.1075°N 78.64444°W / 40.1075; -78.64444 (40.107564, -78.644470)[1]. It lies on the west side of Chestnut Ridge.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 214 people, 79 households, and 62 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,158.3 people per square mile (1,652.5/km²). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 1,632.2/sq mi (648.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.53% White and 0.47% Asian.

There were 79 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the borough the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $34,792, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $21,042 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,279. About 11.5% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 17.4% of those sixty five or over.

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