Speers, Pennsylvania

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Speers is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,241 at the 2000 census.



Speers is located at 40°7′20″N 79°52′50″W / 40.12222°N 79.88056°W / 40.12222; -79.88056 (40.122248, -79.880439)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (11.01%) is water.[citation needed]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,241 people, 538 households, and 381 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,285.0 people per square mile (494.0/km²). There were 561 housing units at an average density of 580.9/sq mi (223.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.66% White, 0.73% African American, 1.29% Asian, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.[citation needed]

There were 538 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.80.[citation needed]

In the borough the population was spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.[citation needed]

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