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Borough of New Alexandria, Pennsylvania
Borough
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Official seal of Borough of New Alexandria, Pennsylvania
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Nickname(s): 
New Alex
Location of New Alexandria in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Location of New Alexandria in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
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Coordinates: 40°23′50″N 79°25′25″W / 40.39722°N 79.42361°W / 40.39722; -79.42361Coordinates: 40°23′50″N 79°25′25″W / 40.39722°N 79.42361°W / 40.39722; -79.42361
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Settled 1760 (stagecoach stop)
Incorporated April 10, 1834
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.85 sq mi (2.19 km2)
 • Land 0.85 sq mi (2.19 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,096 ft (334 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 560
 • Estimate 
(2019)
526
 • Density 621.02/sq mi (239.76/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
15670
FIPS code 42-53160

New Alexandria is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 560 at the 2010 census.

Settled in 1760 along the banks of the Historic Loyalhanna Creek, this community began as a wagon rest stop for travelers, soldiers and militiamen during the American Revolution. New Alexandria was incorporated by an Act of Assembly passed on April 10, 1834. Formerly known as Denniston's Town, New Alexandria's population has not increased greatly over the years.

Geography

New Alexandria is located at 40°23′50″N 79°25′25″W / 40.39722°N 79.42361°W / 40.39722; -79.42361 (40.397254, -79.423591), along U.S. Route 22 approximately midway between Pittsburgh and Johnstown.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 427
1850 300 −29.7%
1860 295 −1.7%
1870 305 3.4%
1880 335 9.8%
1890 338 0.9%
1900 364 7.7%
1910 505 38.7%
1920 587 16.2%
1930 615 4.8%
1940 639 3.9%
1950 523 −18.2%
1960 685 31.0%
1970 690 0.7%
1980 697 1.0%
1990 571 −18.1%
2000 595 4.2%
2010 560 −5.9%
2019 (est.) 526 −6.1%
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At the 2000 census there were 595 people, 254 households, and 186 families living in the borough. The population density was 704.2 inhabitants per square mile (271.9/km2). There were 271 housing units at an average density of 320.7/sq mi (123.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.50% White, 0.17% Asian, and 0.34% from two or more races. Of the 254 households 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 24.0% of households were one person and 11.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.76.

The age distribution was 19.2% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% 65 or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median household income was $37,656 and the median family income was $41,477. Males had a median income of $35,625 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,893. About 2.8% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person

  • Agnes Sligh Turnbull, writer.
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