Rices Landing, Pennsylvania

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Rices Landing is a borough in Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 443 at the 2000 census.



Rices Landing is located at 39°56′47″N 79°59′36″W / 39.94639°N 79.99333°W / 39.94639; -79.99333 (39.946282, -79.993295)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (13.48%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 443 people, 179 households, and 126 families residing in the borough. The population density was 574.8 people per square mile (222.1/km²). There were 190 housing units at an average density of 246.5/sq mi (95.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.42% White, 0.68% African American, and 0.90% from two or more races.

There were 179 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 27.9% 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 2.47 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $34,306, and the median income for a family was $39,792. Males had a median income of $28,646 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,775. About 5.7% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.


Rices Landing is a small rural town located along the western bank of the Monongahela River, Approximately sixty miles South of Pittsburgh. One of the first visitors to the area was George Washington. Tale has it that in 1775, while he was traveling to Fort Duquesne, he and his men camped in this area.

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