Thornburg, Pennsylvania

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Thornburg
Borough
ThornburgHistoricDistrict.jpg
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Allegheny County Pennsylvania incorporated and unincorporated areas Thornburg highlighted.svg
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°26′01″N80°04′59″W / 40.433568°N 80.083165°W / 40.433568; -80.083165 Coordinates: 40°26′01″N80°04′59″W / 40.433568°N 80.083165°W / 40.433568; -80.083165
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Government
  MayorThomas Mackin (D)
Area
[1]
  Total0.43 sq mi (1.13 km2)
  Land0.43 sq mi (1.13 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
  Total455
  Estimate 
(2017) [2]
443
  Density1,018.39/sq mi (393.11/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
15205
FIPS code 42-76560
Website http://thornburgborough.org/

Thornburg is a borough in Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The population was 455 at the 2010 census. [3]

Borough (Pennsylvania) borough in Pennsylvania

In the U.S. commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a borough is a self-governing municipal entity, best thought of as a town, usually smaller than a city, but with a similar population density in its residential areas. Sometimes thought of as "junior cities", boroughs generally have fewer powers and responsibilities than full-fledged cities.

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania U.S. county in Pennsylvania

Allegheny County is a county in the southwest of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2017 the population was 1,223,048, making it the state's second-most populous county, following Philadelphia County. The county seat is Pittsburgh. Allegheny County is included in the Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, and in the Pittsburgh Designated Market Area.

U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders.

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Geography

Thornburg is located at 40°26′01″N80°04′59″W / 40.433568°N 80.083165°W / 40.433568; -80.083165 (40.433568, -80.083165). [4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Education

Thornburg is served by the Montour School District.

Government and Politics

Presidential Elections Results [5] [6]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 49%15651% 1621% 1
2012 59%19340% 1301% 3

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910 230
1920 30030.4%
1930 3279.0%
1940 284−13.1%
1950 33518.0%
1960 39116.7%
1970 61757.8%
1980 526−14.7%
1990 461−12.4%
2000 4681.5%
2010 455−2.8%
Est. 2017443 [2] −2.6%
Sources: [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

As of the census [10] of 2000, there were 468 people, 177 households, and 138 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,060.8 people per square mile (410.7/km2). There were 182 housing units at an average density of 412.5 per square mile (159.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.79% White, 0.85% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. This term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include traditional culture, business, supplies, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practices.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area, or exceptionally unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 177 households, out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.01.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a culturally recognised union between people, called spouses, that establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies around the world, not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion. Over time, it has expanded and also constricted who and what is encompassed. Typically, it is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that "Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses."

In the borough the population was spread out, with 27.1% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 33.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $83,264, and the median income for a family was $84,114. Males had a median income of $80,000 versus $39,063 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $57,674. None of the families and 1.3% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods

Thornburg has only one land border with Robinson Township to the north and west. Across Chartiers Creek to the south and east, Thornburg runs adjacent with Crafton.

Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Township in Pennsylvania, United States

Robinson Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States approximately 12 miles (19 km) west of Pittsburgh. The population was 13,354 at the 2010 census.

Crafton, Pennsylvania Borough in Pennsylvania, United States

Crafton is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, west of downtown Pittsburgh. The population grew from 1,927 in 1900 to 4,583 in 1910 and to 7,163 in 1940. The population was 5,951 at the 2010 census.

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