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Dupont, Pennsylvania
Borough
Dupont from Pittston Township
Dupont from Pittston Township
Location of Dupont in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Dupont in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Dupont, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Dupont, Pennsylvania
Dupont, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Dupont, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Dupont, Pennsylvania
Dupont, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Region Greater Pittston
Incorporated 1917
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 1.56 sq mi (4.05 km2)
 • Land 1.56 sq mi (4.05 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
720 ft (220 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,711
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,683
 • Density 1,715.47/sq mi (662.22/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
18641
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-20424

Dupont is a borough in the Greater Pittston area of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,711 as of the 2010 census.

Geography

Dupont is located at 41°19′18″N 75°44′47″W / 41.32167°N 75.74639°W / 41.32167; -75.74639 (41.321680, -75.746285).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land. The borough is served by the Pittston Area School District.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 4,576
1930 5,161 12.8%
1940 5,278 2.3%
1950 4,107 −22.2%
1960 3,669 −10.7%
1970 3,431 −6.5%
1980 3,460 0.8%
1990 2,984 −13.8%
2000 2,719 −8.9%
2010 2,711 −0.3%
2019 (est.) 2,683 −1.0%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 2,719 people, 1,228 households, and 789 families living in the borough. The population density was 1,790.9 people per square mile (690.7/km2). There were 1,354 housing units at an average density of 891.8 per square mile (343.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.23% White, 0.44% African American, 0.07% Asian, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 1,228 households, 18.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 32.6% of households were made up of individuals, and 17.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.79.

The age distribution was 15.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% 65 or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

The median household income was $32,317 and the median family income was $39,250. Males had a median income of $28,431 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,042. About 4.0% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Rudolph Belarski, graphic artist and teacher
  • Edwin Michael Kosik, United States District Judge
  • Brandon Matthews, Professional Golfer
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