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Versailles
Borough
Boston Bridge
Boston Bridge
Location in Allegheny County and the state of Pennsylvania
Location in Allegheny County and the state of Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,515
 • Density 3,030/sq mi (1,170/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website Versailles Borough

Versailles is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,515 at the 2010 census. Despite being named after the extraordinary Palace of Versailles, the name of the borough is almost universally pronounced ver-sales by residents of the area.

Geography

Versailles is located at 40°19′1″N 79°50′0″W / 40.31694°N 79.833333°W / 40.31694; -79.833333 (40.316869, -79.833414). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), of which 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 9.26%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 870
1910 1,437 65.2%
1920 1,936 34.7%
1930 2,473 27.7%
1940 2,401 −2.9%
1950 2,484 3.5%
1960 2,297 −7.5%
1970 2,754 19.9%
1980 2,150 −21.9%
1990 1,821 −15.3%
2000 1,724 −5.3%
2010 1,515 −12.1%
Est. 2015 1,496 −1.3%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 1,724 people, 852 households, and 442 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,511.1 people per square mile (1,358.4/km²). There were 937 housing units at an average density of 1,908.3 per square mile (738.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.88% White, 2.55% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 852 households, out of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.1% were non-families. 42.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 24.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 17.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 80.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $24,552, and the median income for a family was $36,184. Males had a median income of $29,242 versus $24,464 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,889. About 10.2% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.9% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.


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