Plum, Pennsylvania


Plum, Pennsylvania

:"For the town of Plum in Venango County, Pennsylvania, see Plum Township, Pennsylvania"

Plum is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 26,940 at the 2000 census.

Plum is often referred to as "Plum Boro" or more correctly "Plum Borough" by locals to distinguish it from its previous status as a township. Plum Borough was founded as Plum Township in 1788 and was reorganized as a borough in 1956.

Geography

Plum is located at coor dms|40|29|39|N|79|45|16|W|city (40.494110, -79.754477)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 29.0 square miles (75.1 km²), of which, 28.6 square miles (74.2 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (1.34%) is water.

urrounding neighborhoods

Monroeville, Penn Hills, Murrysville (Westmoreland County), New Kensington (Westmoreland County), and Oakmont

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 26,940 people, 10,270 households, and 7,692 families residing in the borough. A 2006 United States census estimates the population to have dropped 2.4% to 26,298. The population density was 941.0 people per square mile (363.3/km²). There were 10,624 housing units at an average density of 371.1/sq mi (143.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.60% White, 2.76% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 10,270 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $48,386, and the median income for a family was $52,807. Males had a median income of $40,788 versus $27,722 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $20,863. About 4.0% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The [http://pbsd.k12.pa.us Plum Borough School District] serves Plum Borough through grades K-12. The elementary schools (grades K-6) include Center, Adlai E. Stevenson, Holiday Park, Regency Park, and Pivik. A.E. O'Block Junior High School serves grades 7-8 and Plum Senior High School serves grades 9-12.

Famous People from Plum Borough

R. J. Umberger, center for the Columbus Blue Jackets, is from Plum Borough.

Pat McAfee, number one kicker for the West Virginia Mountaineers football team played for the Plum Mustangs.

References

External links

* [http://www.plumboro.com/ Plum Government website]
* [http://www.plumhistory.org/ Allegheny Foothills Historical Society]


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