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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
Borough
Ewing Park in Ellwood City
Ewing Park in Ellwood City
Motto: "Changing Lives, Living Change"
Location in Beaver County
Location in Beaver County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Country  United States
State  Pennsylvania
Counties Beaver, Lawrence
Area
 • Total 2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 • Land 2.3 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,921
 • Density 3,300/sq mi (1,299/km2)
 • Demonyms Ellwoodian
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 16117
Area code(s) 724
FIPS code 42-23304
GNIS feature ID 1211951
Website The Borough of Ellwood City

Ellwood City is a borough in Beaver and Lawrence counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Ellwood City is 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Pittsburgh and some 8 miles (13 km) south-southeast of New Castle. In the past, Ellwood City sustained many heavy industries such as steel-tube mills, steel-car works, building-stone and limestone quarries, foundries and machine shops, and coal-mining. In 1900, 2,243 people lived in Ellwood City, 3,902 lived there in 1910, and 12,329 lived there in 1940. The population was 7,921 at the 2010 census. Of this, 7,289 were in Lawrence County, and 632 in Beaver County.

Geography

Ellwood City is located at 40°51′40″N 80°17′05″W / 40.860983°N 80.284849°W / 40.860983; -80.284849 (40.860983, -80.284849).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 2.09%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 2,243
1910 3,902 74.0%
1920 8,958 129.6%
1930 12,323 37.6%
1940 12,329 0.0%
1950 12,945 5.0%
1960 12,413 −4.1%
1970 10,857 −12.5%
1980 9,998 −7.9%
1990 8,894 −11.0%
2000 8,688 −2.3%
2010 7,921 −8.8%
Est. 2014 7,682 −3.0%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 8,688 people, 3,716 households, and 2,393 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,716.6 people per square mile (1,433.5/km2). There were 4,006 housing units at an average density of 1,713.7 per square mile (661.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.22% White, 0.81% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 3,716 households, out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. Of all households, 32.3% were made up of individuals, and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $28,926, and the median income for a family was $40,758. Males had a median income of $31,703 versus $21,285 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,784. About 8.6% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

The population at the 2010 census was 7,921, a change of -8.8% since 2000. There were 3,721 males (47.0%) and 4,200 females (53.0%). The median age was 42.0 years, compared to 40.1 for the state of Pennsylvania.

The estimated median household income in 2007 was $35,555 (it was $28,926 in 2000), while in Pennsylvania it was $48,576. Estimated per capita income in 2007 was $18,674 in Ellwood City, versus $26,228 for the entire state. Estimated median house or condo value in 2007 was $91,245 (it was $75,700 in 2000), versus $155,000 for the state.


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