Wampum, Pennsylvania

related topics
{household, population, female}
{borough, population, unit_pref}
{game, team, player}
{city, population, household}
{son, year, death}

Wampum is a borough in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 678 at the 2000 census.

Contents

Geography

Wampum is located at 40°53′19″N 80°20′23″W / 40.88861°N 80.33972°W / 40.88861; -80.33972 (40.888657, -80.339650)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (4.17%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 678 people, 290 households, and 182 families residing in the borough. The population density was 736.1 people per square mile (284.5/km²). There were 310 housing units at an average density of 336.6/sq mi (130.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.05% White, 1.77% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.44% Asian, and 0.59% from two or more races.

There were 290 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $29,205, and the median income for a family was $36,094. Males had a median income of $31,023 versus $26,071 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,598. About 11.8% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

Richard Anthony Allen (born March 8, 1942 in Wampum, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball player. He played first and third base and outfield in Major League Baseball and ranked among his sport's top offensive producers of the 1960s and early 1970s. Most notably playing for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox, he led the American League in home runs twice, and led both leagues in slugging average (the AL twice) and on base percentage. His .534 career slugging average was among the highest in an era marked by low averages. He won the 1964 National League Rookie of the Year and 1972 AL MVP. He also spoke his mind, combatted racism, and bucked organizational hierarchy. Sabermetrician Bill James rated Dick Allen as the second-most controversial player in baseball history, behind Rogers Hornsby.Along with Dick ( Richie) Allen his two brothers Hank and Ron also played major league baseball but did not garner as much success as Richie ..

Full article ▸

related documents
Modena, Pennsylvania
East McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Mountville, Pennsylvania
Oakdale, Pennsylvania
East Side, Pennsylvania
Rose Valley, Pennsylvania
Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania
Alburtis, Pennsylvania
Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania
Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania
Colwyn, Pennsylvania
Enon Valley, Pennsylvania
Elco, Pennsylvania
Marlin, Pennsylvania
Marietta, Pennsylvania
East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania
Seven Fields, Pennsylvania
Herron, Montana
Winston, Montana
De Borgia, Montana
Dotyville, Oklahoma
Ballou, Oklahoma
Harmonsburg, Pennsylvania
Quail, Texas
Three Rivers, Massachusetts
Forestdale, Massachusetts
East Dennis, Massachusetts
Ocean Grove, Massachusetts