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Hunker, Pennsylvania
Borough
Bridge Street
Bridge Street
Location of Hunker in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Hunker in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Hunker, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Hunker, Pennsylvania
Hunker, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Settled 1903
Incorporated 1929
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
994 ft (303 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 291
 • Estimate 
(2019)
272
 • Density 1,075.10/sq mi (414.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
15639
FIPS code 42-36288

Hunker is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States, and since 1950 has been part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The population was 329 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Hunker is located at 40°12′16″N 79°36′58″W / 40.20444°N 79.61611°W / 40.20444; -79.61611 (40.204462, -79.616218).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 378
1940 348 −7.9%
1950 404 16.1%
1960 380 −5.9%
1970 375 −1.3%
1980 359 −4.3%
1990 328 −8.6%
2000 329 0.3%
2010 291 −11.6%
2019 (est.) 272 −6.5%
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At the 2000 census there were 329 people, 136 households, and 102 families living in the borough. The population density was 886.8 people per square mile (343.3/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 372.0 per square mile (144.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.35% White, 0.61% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.91% Asian, and 1.82% from two or more races. Of the 136 households 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 21.3% of households were one person and 11.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.83.

The age distribution was 17.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% 65 or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median household income was $40,313 and the median family income was $43,750. Males had a median income of $32,396 versus $15,833 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,045. About 7.6% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Bob Garber, baseball player.
  • Sarah Kozer, reality TV star.
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