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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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Official logo of Hawley, Pennsylvania
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Etymology: Named for Irad Hawley
Location in Wayne County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Wayne County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Hawley, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Hawley, Pennsylvania
Hawley, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Hawley, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Hawley, Pennsylvania
Hawley, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wayne
 • Total 0.62 sq mi (1.60 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
1,033 ft (315 m)
 • Total 1,211
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,984.51/sq mi (766.61/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18428, 18438
Area codes 570 and 272
FIPS code 42-33200
Website Hawley Borough
Hawley, Pennsylvania (4094601907)
The Ritz Theater in Hawley, PA
Main Avenue, Hawley, PA
Photo of Main Avenue, Hawley, PA - by Karen Rice

Hawley is a borough on the Lackawaxen River in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The borough's population was 1,211 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.


The borough was named for Irad Hawley, first president of the Pennsylvania Coal Company. Early industry centered on the transportation and support of nearby coal mining operations along with manufacturing facilities. The Bellemonte Silk Mill, regarded as the largest bluestone building in the world, and J.S. O'Connor American Rich Cut Glassware Factory are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Attractions and recreation

Hawley is home to a number of notable lakes, golf courses, and other recreational facilities, making it a leisure destination, particularly during the summer months. Local attractions include:

  • Harmony Presents - a production company bringing live music, comedy and theater to the underground theater of the Hawley Silk Mill and surrounding venues.
  • Costa's Family Fun Park - a place for miniature golf, batting cages, go-karts, bumper boats, and arcade games
  • Lake Wallenpaupack - a 13-mile long lake with 52 miles of shoreline
  • The Lodge at Woodloch - a luxury spa
  • Woodloch Pines & Woodloch Springs - a resort and award-winning golf course
  • The Hawley Silk Mill - the Bellemonte historical silk mill renovated by Peter Bohlin now features shops, boutiques, a gym, a spa, offices and a college.
  • The Ritz Theater - a community theater offering musicals and strait shows during the summer months and holidays.
  • Strike it Rich Pro Shop - Bowling pro shop located in the Wallenpaupack Bowling Center
  • Hotel Belvidere - Historical Hotel since 1902
  • Ledges Hotel 119 Falls Ave - Boutique Hotel with Small Plate Dining


Hawley is located where Middle Creek enters the Lackawaxen River, at 41°28′42″N 75°10′45″W / 41.47833°N 75.17917°W / 41.47833; -75.17917 (41.478225, -75.179154) at an elevation of 1,033 feet (314.9 m). Hawley students attend Wallenpaupack Areas Schools, with high, middle, and primary schools approximately five miles from town and located on the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack. Some kindergarten children attended school in the former Hawley High School, a WPA project and located in the borough, up until a few years ago when they were transferred back to the primary school.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (3.12%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,882
1890 1,968 4.6%
1900 1,925 −2.2%
1910 2,018 4.8%
1920 1,939 −3.9%
1930 1,811 −6.6%
1940 1,778 −1.8%
1950 1,602 −9.9%
1960 1,433 −10.5%
1970 1,331 −7.1%
1980 1,181 −11.3%
1990 1,244 5.3%
2000 1,303 4.7%
2010 1,211 −7.1%
2019 (est.) 1,153 −4.8%

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,211 people, 549 households, and 297 families residing in the borough. There were 625 housing units. The racial makeup of the borough was 96.4% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5% of the population.

There were 549 households, out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.8% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.9% were non-families. 39.7% of all households 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 2.21 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 22.5% under the age of 18, 60.2% from 18 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.4 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $22,404, and the median income for a family was $33,462. Males had a median income of $25,357 versus $20,357 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,093. About 18.9% of families and 20.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 17.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

Hawley, Pennsylvania (4094598885)
Presbyterian church
  • Homer Bigart - two-time Pulitzer Prize winning reporter
  • John J. Boyle, 19th Public Printer of the United States (attended Hawley High School)
  • Charlie Gelbert - football player; member of the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Michael John Hoban - prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Robert Koenig - film director, producer, and writer
  • James W. McAndrew, U.S. Army major general
  • Norman Welton - Associated Press journalist/photo editor
  • Rick Schmidlin- Film Producer

See also

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