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Seward, Pennsylvania
Borough
Indiana Street
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Location of Seward in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Seward in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Seward, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Seward, Pennsylvania
Seward, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Incorporated January 23, 1904
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Land 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,135 ft (346 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 495
 • Estimate 
(2019)
462
 • Density 2,287.13/sq mi (882.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
15954
Area code(s) 724, 814
FIPS code 42-69368

Seward is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 495 at the 2010 census. It is also one of three communities within the county to utilise the 814 area code, alongside St. Clair and New Florence.

Geography

Seward is located at 40°24′53″N 79°1′22″W / 40.41472°N 79.02278°W / 40.41472; -79.02278 (40.414759, -79.022856).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 548
1920 657 19.9%
1930 742 12.9%
1940 845 13.9%
1950 852 0.8%
1960 754 −11.5%
1970 746 −1.1%
1980 675 −9.5%
1990 522 −22.7%
2000 484 −7.3%
2010 495 2.3%
2019 (est.) 462 −6.7%
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At the 2000 census there were 484 people, 199 households, and 129 families living in the borough. The population density was 2,255.1 people per square mile (889.9/km²). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 1,053.0 per square mile (415.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.17% White, 0.21% African American, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21%.

Of the 199 households 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 30.7% of households were one person and 19.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.91.

The age distribution was 20.5% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% 65 or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median household income was $29,583 and the median family income was $38,500. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,585. About 4.9% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 21.6% of those age 65 or over.

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