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East Washington
Borough
Historic homes onSouth Wade Avenue
Historic homes on
South Wade Avenue
Location of East Washington in Washington County
Location of East Washington in Washington County
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington
Established 1892
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,930
 • Density 3,900/sq mi (1,490/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724
Website www.eastwash.com

East Washington is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,930 at the 2000 census.

History

The East Washington Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Geography

East Washington is located at 40°10′26″N 80°14′2″W / 40.17389°N 80.23389°W / 40.17389; -80.23389 (40.173799, -80.233945).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,051
1910 1,300 23.7%
1920 1,561 20.1%
1930 1,859 19.1%
1940 2,106 13.3%
1950 2,304 9.4%
1960 2,483 7.8%
1970 2,198 −11.5%
1980 2,241 2.0%
1990 2,126 −5.1%
2000 1,930 −9.2%
2010 2,234 15.8%
Est. 2015 1,966 −12.0%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 1,930 people, 903 households, and 492 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,225.3 people per square mile (1,620.0/km²). There were 983 housing units at an average density of 2,152.1 per square mile (825.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.04% White, 4.25% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 903 households, out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.5% were non-family households. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $41,319, and the median income for a family was $65,625. Males had a median income of $47,266 versus $27,414 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,852. About 5.4% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


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