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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
Borough
Ewing Park in Ellwood City
Ewing Park in Ellwood City
Motto(s): 
"Changing Lives, Living Change"
Location of Ellwood City in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Ellwood City in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Counties Lawrence, Beaver
Area
 • Total 2.36 sq mi (6.11 km2)
 • Land 2.32 sq mi (6.02 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation
883 ft (269 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 7,921
 • Estimate 
(2019)
7,286
 • Density 3,135.11/sq mi (1,210.44/km2)
 • Demonyms
Ellwoodian
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
16117
Area code(s) 724, 878
FIPS code 42-23304
GNIS feature ID 1211951

Ellwood City is a borough primarily in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States, with a small portion in Beaver County. Ellwood City is 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Pittsburgh and some 8 miles (13 km) 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. The population was 7,921 at the 2010 census. Of the population, 7,289 lived in Lawrence County, while 632 lived 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%
2019 (est.) 7,286 −8.0%
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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.

Notable people

  • Jim Gerlach, U.S. congressman
  • Princess Ileana of Romania, founded the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, the first English-language Orthodox monastery in North America
  • Donnie Iris, rock musician
  • Sean Miller, Xavier University men's basketball coach
  • Matt Osborne, WWF/WWE wrestler "Doink the Clown"
  • Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., Vietnam War hero; posthumously received the Medal of Honor after 40-year lag period
  • Debra Todd, Pennsylvania State Supreme Court justice
  • Hack Wilson, Baseball Hall of Famer
  • George Zeber, former player for the New York Yankees
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