Edinboro, Pennsylvania

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Edinboro
Home Rule Municipality
Edinboro.jpg
Aerial view of Edinboro and Edinboro Lake
Official name: Home Rule Borough of Edinboro
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyErie
Coordinates41°52′56″N 80°7′54″W / 41.88222°N 80.13167°W / 41.88222; -80.13167
Area2.4 sq mi (6 km2)
 - land2.3 sq mi (6 km2)
 - water0.1 sq mi (0 km2)
Population6,950 (2000)
Density3,000.6 / sq mi (1,159 / km2)
MayorMary Ann Horne
TimezoneEST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST)EDT (UTC-5)
Zip code16412
Area code814
Location of Edinboro in Erie County
Location of Edinboro within Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: www.edinboro.net
 
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Coordinates: 41°52′56″N 80°7′54″W / 41.88222°N 80.13167°W / 41.88222; -80.13167
Edinboro
Home Rule Municipality
Edinboro.jpg
Aerial view of Edinboro and Edinboro Lake
Official name: Home Rule Borough of Edinboro
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyErie
Coordinates41°52′56″N 80°7′54″W / 41.88222°N 80.13167°W / 41.88222; -80.13167
Area2.4 sq mi (6 km2)
 - land2.3 sq mi (6 km2)
 - water0.1 sq mi (0 km2)
Population6,950 (2000)
Density3,000.6 / sq mi (1,159 / km2)
MayorMary Ann Horne
TimezoneEST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST)EDT (UTC-5)
Zip code16412
Area code814
Location of Edinboro in Erie County
Location of Edinboro within Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: www.edinboro.net

Edinboro is a borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Erie Metropolitan Statistical Area. As home to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, it is a small college town, as well as a "resort community". The population was 6,950 at the 2000 census.

The town is located in the snowbelt region off of Lake Erie.

History[edit]

The Academy Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]

Geography[edit]

Edinboro is located at 41°52′36″N 80°7′54″W / 41.87667°N 80.13167°W / 41.87667; -80.13167 (41.876558, -80.131661)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which, 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (4.53%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850264
186047479.5%
187080169.0%
18808769.4%
18901,10726.4%
1900691−37.6%
1910666−3.6%
192083525.4%
1930789−5.5%
19408041.9%
19501,56794.9%
19601,7038.7%
19704,871186.0%
19806,32429.8%
19907,73622.3%
20006,950−10.2%
20106,438−7.4%
Est. 20126,4470.1%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,950 people, 2,087 households, and 830 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,000.6 people per square mile (1,156.6/km²). There were 2,242 housing units at an average density of 968.0 per square mile (373.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 92.29% White, 4.45% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.61% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 2,087 households out of which 19.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 60.2% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the borough the population was spread out with 10.8% under the age of 18, 56.6% from 18 to 24, 15.0% from 25 to 44, 10.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $26,652, and the median income for a family was $48,516. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $24,821 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $12,209. About 11.0% of families and 34.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

With an enrollment over 8,700,[6] Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a major contributor to the local economy. Edinboro University was founded in 1857.

Notable people from or residing in Edinboro[edit]

Bruce Baumgartner, an Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling, is the Director of Athletics at Edinboro University.

William Constantine Culbertson, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 1889-1891.

John R. Evans, Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

David F. Winder, Medal of Honor recipient for actions in the Vietnam War.

Blidi Wreh-Wilson, cornerback for the Tennessee Titans. Played college football at University of Connecticut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Published Undergraduate Information", Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-10-30.

External links[edit]

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