Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

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Waynesburg is a borough in and the county seat of Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States,[1] 60 miles (96 km) southwest of Pittsburgh. The population was 4,184 at the 2000 census.

The region is underlaid with several stratum of coking coal, including the Pittsburgh No. 8 seam, the Waynesburg seam and the Sewickly, or Mapletown seam. The area is also rich with coalbed methane gas, which is currently being developed from the several underlying coal seams as an alternative fuel source. At one time, there were also natural gas and oil deposits in the area. The Marcellus Shale, the largest domestic natural gas reserve, is currently being developed in Waynesburg and throughout Greene County. Early in the twentieth century, four large gas compressing stations and a shovel factory were located in Waynesburg. it is named after General "Mad" Anthony Wayne who served with George Washington in the Revolutionary War.

Waynesburg is home to Waynesburg University and to Greene County Airport.

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Geography

Waynesburg is located at 39°53′51″N 80°11′8″W / 39.8975°N 80.18556°W / 39.8975; -80.18556 (39.897403, -80.185597)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), consisting entirely of land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,184 people, 1,619 households, and 869 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,038.6 people per square mile (1,946.3/km²). There were 1,811 housing units at an average density of 2,180.9/sq mi (842.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.94% White, 1.63% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

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