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Waymart
Borough
House across from Wayside Park
House across from Wayside Park
Location in Wayne County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Wayne County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wayne
Area
 • Total 2.8 sq mi (7 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,873 ft (571 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,341
 • Density 479/sq mi (185/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18472
Area code(s) 570 Exchange: 488
Website http://www.waymart.org/

Waymart is a borough in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The borough's population was 1,341 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.

Geography

Waymart is located at 41°34′51″N 75°24′25″W / 41.58083°N 75.40694°W / 41.58083; -75.40694 (41.580959, -75.406826). Founded as a Borough in 1851. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (3.57%) is water. There is a large lake (Lake Ladore) near the borough.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 539
1870 567 5.2%
1880 503 −11.3%
1890 438 −12.9%
1900 432 −1.4%
1910 412 −4.6%
1920 507 23.1%
1930 902 77.9%
1940 1,095 21.4%
1950 1,068 −2.5%
1960 1,106 3.6%
1970 1,122 1.4%
1980 1,248 11.2%
1990 1,337 7.1%
2000 1,429 6.9%
2010 1,341 −6.2%
Est. 2015 1,279 −4.6%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 1,429 people, 492 households, and 344 families residing in the borough. The population density was 516.3 people per square mile (199.2/km²). There were 515 housing units at an average density of 186.1 per square mile (71.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.67% White, 0.49% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.07% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

There were 492 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 78.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $35,208, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $30,395 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,498. About 8.1% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 20.7% of those age 65 or over.

USPO Waymart PA 18472
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