According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15 km2), of which, 5.8 square miles (15 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it is water. Its average elevation is 1,214 feet (370 m) above sea level.
As of the census of 2000, there were 19,999 people, 8,193 households, and 5,776 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,465.5 people per square mile (1,338.2/km²). There were 8,883 housing units at an average density of 1,539.3 per square mile (594.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.20% White, 2.42% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.
There were 8,193 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the borough the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $40,752, and the median income for a family was $48,503. Males had a median income of $39,086 versus $28,458 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,918. About 3.9% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.
Borough of Baldwin welcome sign.
Baldwin Borough is served by the Baldwin Borough Library. We have four volunteer fire companies, an Emergency Medical Service, and a Police force of 29 sworn officers for your safety.
Government and Politics
The Borough of Baldwin is represented by elected officials including a 7-member Borough Council taking the position of Baldwin's Legislative Branch, and a Borough Mayor serving as the borough's Executive Branch. There are nine voting districts in the borough, Baldwin is included in the 14th Congressional District; 45th State Senatorial District with 2 State Legislative Districts (36th and 38th) serving our residents.
The Borough Council is a seven-membered body of lawmakers who abide by and amend the "Borough Code". Members are elected at-large to serve four year terms. Agenda Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Regular Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building.