Nicholson, Pennsylvania

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Nicholson is a borough in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 713 at the 2000 census.



Nicholson is located at 41°37′30″N 75°46′59″W / 41.625°N 75.78306°W / 41.625; -75.78306 (41.624983, -75.783054)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.59%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 713 people, 275 households, and 194 families residing in the borough. The population density was 576.9 people per square mile (222.0/km²). There were 308 housing units at an average density of 249.2/sq mi (95.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.88% White, 0.14% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.14% of the population.

There were 275 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $33,603, and the median income for a family was $37,167. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,423. About 7.9% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

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