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West Homestead, Pennsylvania

West Homestead
Borough
Location in Allegheny County and the state of Pennsylvania
Location in Allegheny County and the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (3 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,929
 • Density 1,900/sq mi (740/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website Borough of West Homestead

West Homestead is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Pittsburgh, on the Monongahela River. Heavy industries associated with nearby steel mills existed here. Established were axle works, brickworks, and manufactories of machinery, car wheels, etc. The largest concern was Mesta Machinery which was one of the world's leading industrial manufacturers from 1898 until 1983. The population was 1,929 at the 2010 census.[1]

AVRR bridge across the Monongahela River

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods 2
  • Attractions 3
  • Demographics 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Geography

West Homestead is located at (40.394369, -79.915224).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 9.90%, is water.

Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods

Attractions

In 2000, Continental Realestate Companies opened The Waterfront. This large "LifeStyle" shopping center was built on the former site of the US Steel Works. Most of the structures associated with the steel mills on this site were demolished during construction. Still standing in the Waterfront development are some of the brick stacks from the Homestead Steel Works. In addition, near the river is a former mill structure known as the Pump House which was restored by the developer.

Sandcastle Waterpark is a waterpark that has 14 water slides and 3 speed slides and the newest addition the Blue Tooba Looba.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,197 people, 956 households, and 623 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,408.9 people per square mile (932.2/km²). There were 1,106 housing units at an average density of 1,212.7 per square mile (469.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 89.53% White, 8.83% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 956 households, out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 21.0% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $33,309, and the median income for a family was $44,338. Males had a median income of $35,033 versus $27,700 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,327. About 9.2% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), West Homestead borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved September 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee" (PDF). Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 
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