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Avonmore, Pennsylvania
Borough
Westmoreland Avenue
Westmoreland Avenue
Location of Avonmore in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Avonmore in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Avonmore, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Avonmore, Pennsylvania
Avonmore, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 1.56 sq mi (4.03 km2)
 • Land 1.47 sq mi (3.81 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
Elevation
1,007 ft (307 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,011
 • Estimate 
(2019)
952
 • Density 647.18/sq mi (249.94/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
15618
Area code(s) 724 Exchange: 697
FIPS code 42-03688

Avonmore is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,011 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Avonmore is located at 40°31′40″N 79°27′58″W / 40.52778°N 79.46611°W / 40.52778; -79.46611 (40.527750, -79.466186).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), of which 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) (6.83%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 630
1910 1,262 100.3%
1920 1,242 −1.6%
1930 1,240 −0.2%
1940 1,354 9.2%
1950 1,367 1.0%
1960 1,351 −1.2%
1970 1,267 −6.2%
1980 1,234 −2.6%
1990 1,089 −11.8%
2000 820 −24.7%
2010 1,011 23.3%
Est. 2019 952 −5.8%
Sources:

At the 2000 census there were 820 people living in the borough. However, that population has declined considerably in the last 13 years. The population density was 547.9 people per square mile (211.1/km²). There were 376 housing units at an average density of 251.2 per square mile (96.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.17% White, 1.22% African American, 0.37% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37%.

Of the 344 households 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 30.5% of households were one person and 18.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

The age distribution was 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% 65 or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.6 males.

About 7.7% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.2% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over

In the media

Avonmore is where much of the 2012 movie "Promised Land" was filmed.


Notable people

  • Jill Corey, singer
  • Alexis Knapp, actress and singer
  • Joanne McComb, baseball player
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