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Modena, Pennsylvania
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Location in Chester County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Location in Chester County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
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Coordinates: 39°57′44″N 75°48′08″W / 39.96222°N 75.80222°W / 39.96222; -75.80222Coordinates: 39°57′44″N 75°48′08″W / 39.96222°N 75.80222°W / 39.96222; -75.80222
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Area
 • Total 0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.89 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
371 ft (113 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 535
 • Estimate 
(2019)
530
 • Density 1,540.70/sq mi (594.24/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19358
Area code(s) 610 and 484
FIPS code 42-50232

Modena is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 535 at the 2010 census. It was originally called Modeville, after the local Mode family.

Geography

Modena is located at 39°57′44″N 75°48′8″W / 39.96222°N 75.80222°W / 39.96222; -75.80222 (39.962256, -75.802158).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 126
1930 599
1940 625 4.3%
1950 824 31.8%
1960 859 4.2%
1970 867 0.9%
1980 672 −22.5%
1990 563 −16.2%
2000 610 8.3%
2010 535 −12.3%
2020 541 1.1%

At the 2010 census, the borough was 56.6% non-Hispanic White, 22.6% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 5.0% were two or more races. 17.4% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [1].

At the 2000 census there were 610 people, 200 households, and 160 families living in the borough. The population density was 1,847.4 people per square mile (713.7/km2). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 639.0 per square mile (246.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 75.57% White, 18.03% African American, 0.49% Native American, 1.80% from other races, and 4.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.64%.

There were 200 households, 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 23.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 14.5% of households were made up of individuals, and 3.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.33.

The age distribution was 36.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% 65 or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median household income was $36,125 and the median family income was $34,000. Males had a median income of $32,000 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $12,269. About 23.4% of families and 24.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.4% of those under age 18 and 40.4% of those age 65 or over.

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