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New Stanton, Pennsylvania
Borough
North Center Avenue View overlooking the business district
North Center Avenue
View overlooking the business district
Official seal of New Stanton, Pennsylvania
Seal
Motto: Highway Hub of Western Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Area
 • Total 4.0 sq mi (10 km2)
 • Land 3.9 sq mi (10 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 2,165
 • Density 484.5/sq mi (187.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 15672

New Stanton is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,906 at the 2000 census. New Stanton is often used as a control city in western parts of Pennsylvania, as I-70 joins the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) eastbound towards Breezewood, Pennsylvania in New Stanton, and is a free highway westbound.

Geography

New Stanton is located at 40°13′12″N 79°36′13″W / 40.22°N 79.60361°W / 40.22; -79.60361Coordinates: 40°13′12″N 79°36′13″W / 40.22°N 79.60361°W / 40.22; -79.60361 (40.219990, -79.603719).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2), of which, 3.9 square miles (10 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.26%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 1,781
1980 2,600 46.0%
1990 2,081 −20.0%
2000 1,906 −8.4%
2010 2,173 14.0%
Est. 2015 2,129 −2.0%
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As of the census of 2000, there are 1,906 people, 870 households, and 508 families residing in the borough. The population density is 484.5 people per square mile (187.3/km²). There are 957 housing units at an average density of 243.3 per square mile (94.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough is 96.22% White, 1.89% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.52% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 870 households out of which 22.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% are married couples living together, 10.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% are non-families. 34.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.10 and the average family size is 2.72.

In the borough the population is spread out with 16.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $32,206, and the median income for a family is $38,981. Males have a median income of $33,487 versus $24,276 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $19,358. 12.7% of the population and 10.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.4% of those under the age of 18 and 3.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


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