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Coal Center, Pennsylvania

Coal Center
Federal St between Green and Apple
Federal St between Green and Apple
Location of Coal Center in Washington County
Location of Coal Center in Washington County
Coal Center is located in Pennsylvania
Coal Center
Location of Coal Center in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington
Established 1814
 • Mayor Frank Paterra
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 134
 • Density 1,300/sq mi (520/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724

Coal Center is a borough on the Monongahela River in Washington County, Pennsylvania and part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area since 1950.[1] The population was 134 at the 2000 census.


  • Geography 1
    • Climate 1.1
  • Demographics 2
  • References 3


Coal Center is located at (40.069810, -79.900783).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), of which, 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (14.29%) is water.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Coal Center has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]


Dock on the Monongahela river

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 134 people, 59 households, and 32 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,178.5 people per square mile (470.3/km²). There were 72 housing units at an average density of 633.2 per square mile (252.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.27% White, and 3.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population. 10.5% were of Polish, 10.5% Russian, 8.9% English, 8.9% German, 8.9% Irish, 8.1% Croatian and 6.5% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 59 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.8% were married couples living together, 25.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.1% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the borough the population was spread out with 17.2% under the age of 18, 20.1% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 69.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 58.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $23,125, and the median income for a family was $28,125. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $11,042 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,827. There were 18.2% of families and 28.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 30.8% of under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.


  1. ^ [2]
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Coal Center, Pennsylvania
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
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