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Conway, Pennsylvania
Borough of Conway
Houses on Second Avenue
Houses on Second Avenue
Location in Beaver County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Beaver County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Beaver
Incorporated 1902
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 1.46 sq mi (3.78 km2)
 • Land 1.28 sq mi (3.31 km2)
 • Water 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
Elevation
909 ft (277 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,176
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,067
 • Density 1,619.91/sq mi (625.30/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
15027
Area code(s) 724
FIPS code 42-15872

Conway is a borough in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States, located along the Ohio River. At the 2010 census, the borough had a total population of 2,176.

Conway is the site of the Conway Yard, a major railroad classification yard and locomotive facility, owned by the Norfolk Southern Railway. From 1956 until 1980, it was the largest rail yard in the world.

Geography

Conway is located at 40°39′48″N 80°14′10″W / 40.66333°N 80.23611°W / 40.66333; -80.23611 (40.663466, -80.235981).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (13.70%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,483
1920 1,858 25.3%
1930 2,014 8.4%
1940 1,865 −7.4%
1950 1,570 −15.8%
1960 1,926 22.7%
1970 2,822 46.5%
1980 2,747 −2.7%
1990 2,424 −11.8%
2000 2,290 −5.5%
2010 2,176 −5.0%
Est. 2019 2,067 −5.0%
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At the census of 2000, there were 2,290 people, 988 households, and 656 families living in the borough. The population density was 707.3/square kilometre; (1,825.3/square mile). There were 1,026 housing units at an average density of 316.9/square kilometre; (817.8/square mile). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.25% White, 1.27% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.04% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 988 households, 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 31.0% of households were made up of individuals, and 19.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 18.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% 65 or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median household income was $34,181 and the median family income was $46,250. Males had a median income of $36,167 versus $23,516 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,699. About 4.8% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under the age of 18 and 10.0% of those ages 65 and older.

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