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Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Borough
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Location of Burgettstown in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Burgettstown in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
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Coordinates: 40°22′51″N 80°23′28″W / 40.38083°N 80.39111°W / 40.38083; -80.39111Coordinates: 40°22′51″N 80°23′28″W / 40.38083°N 80.39111°W / 40.38083; -80.39111
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington
Established 1795
Area
 • Total 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Land 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,388
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,309
 • Density 2,104.50/sq mi (813.02/km2)
Time zone UTC-4 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EDT)
ZIP
15021
Area code(s) 724

Burgettstown is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The population was 1,388 according to the 2010 census.

Burgettstown is home to KeyBank Pavilion, a 23,000-seat, outdoor amphitheater that hosts concerts throughout the summer.

History

Burgettstown was laid out in 1795 by Sebastian Burgett, and named for him.

Geography

Burgettstown is located at 40°22′51″N 80°23′28″W / 40.38083°N 80.39111°W / 40.38083; -80.39111 (40.380844, -80.391047).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Surrounding communities

Joffre, Bulger, Cherry Valley, Atlasburg, Slovan, Langeloth, Eldersville, Cross Creek, Florence, Hanover Township, Paris, Studa.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 876
1890 929 6.1%
1900 961 3.4%
1910 1,268 31.9%
1920 1,990 56.9%
1930 2,266 13.9%
1940 2,497 10.2%
1950 2,379 −4.7%
1960 2,383 0.2%
1970 2,118 −11.1%
1980 1,867 −11.9%
1990 1,634 −12.5%
2000 1,576 −3.5%
2010 1,388 −11.9%
2020 (est.) 1,425 2.7%
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At the 2000 census there were 1,576 people, 656 households, and 429 families living in the borough. The population density was 2,531.8 people per square mile (981.4/km2). There were 703 housing units at an average density of 1,129.3 per square mile (437.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.26% White, 1.46% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.47%.

Of the 656 households 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 31.3% of households were one person and 17.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.34 people and the average family size was 2.93.

The age distribution was 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.2% 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median household income was $33,350 and the median family income was $39,271. Males had a median income of $32,885 versus $23,375 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,097. About 7.6% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

  • KeyBank Pavilion in adjacent Hanover Township, a 23,000-seat, outdoor amphitheater that hosts concerts throughout the summer
  • Burgettstown Area Middle/High School, local public school that recently completed renovations for new classrooms, gymnasium and auditorium
  • Burgettstown Community Library, 2 Kerr Street, home of the Ft. Vance Historical Society and the Washington-Greene County chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

Notable residents

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