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White Haven, Pennsylvania
Borough
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From top, left to right: A Presbyterian Church, a house in the borough, White Haven historical marker, a church in the borough
Location of White Haven in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Location of White Haven in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
White Haven, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
White Haven, Pennsylvania
White Haven, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
White Haven, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
White Haven, Pennsylvania
White Haven, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Settled 1865
Incorporated 1842
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 1.23 sq mi (3.19 km2)
 • Land 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
1,221 ft (372 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,097
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,100
 • Density 916.67/sq mi (353.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18661
Area code(s) 570 Exchange: 443
FIPS code 42-84552

White Haven is a borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. It is located along the Lehigh River. The population was 1,097 at the 2010 census.

Geography

White Haven is located at 41°3′34″N 75°46′34″W / 41.05944°N 75.77611°W / 41.05944; -75.77611 (41.059532, -75.776123).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2), of which 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 2.12%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 943
1870 1,321 40.1%
1880 1,408 6.6%
1890 1,634 16.1%
1900 1,517 −7.2%
1910 1,438 −5.2%
1920 1,402 −2.5%
1930 1,537 9.6%
1940 1,528 −0.6%
1950 1,461 −4.4%
1960 1,778 21.7%
1970 1,203 −32.3%
1980 1,218 1.2%
1990 1,132 −7.1%
2000 1,182 4.4%
2010 1,097 −7.2%
2019 (est.) 1,100 0.3%
Sources:

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,182 people, 468 households, and 329 families residing in the borough. The population density was 982.1 people per square mile (380.3/km2). There were 515 housing units at an average density of 427.9 per square mile (165.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.39% White, 0.08% Native American, 1.27% Asian, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

The main ancestries reported by White Haven residents on the 2000 Census were Polish, with 17% of the population, Italian with 13%, Irish with 10%, Slovak with 8%, and German with 6%. However, Czechoslovakian, Carpatho Rusyn, Eastern European and Slavic were all reported by about one percent of the population, so the Slovak population might have come in second to Polish if the census had allowed reporting of more than two ancestries.

There were 468 households, out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $37,438, and the median income for a family was $43,846. Males had a median income of $32,159 versus $27,386 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,768. About 4.5% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • John J. Dempsey, governor of New Mexico
  • Warren Newton Dusenberry, educator
  • Liz Lemon, fictional character played by Tina Fey on the NBC comedy 30 Rock
  • Edith King, actress
  • Brad Kocher, Major League baseball player
  • Ron Mrozinski, Major League baseball player
  • A. Mitchell Palmer, Attorney General in the cabinet of Woodrow Wilson
  • Darin Young, professional darts player


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