Apollo, PA

Apollo, Pennsylvania

Apollo is a borough in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States, 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Pittsburgh in a former coal-mining region. Apollo was settled in 1790, laid out in 1816, and incorporated as a borough in 1848. The town was originally known as 'Warren', but was later renamed to avoid confusion with another town in Pennsylvania of the same name.

The population in 1890 stood at 2,156; in 1900, 2,924; in 1910, 3006; in 1930, 3,406. The population was 1,765 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Apollo is located at (40.584103, -79.564363).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (8.57%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,765 people, 762 households, and 467 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,577.1 people per square mile (2,129.6/km²). There were 856 housing units at an average density of 2,704.8/sq mi (1,032.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.52% White, 3.29% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 762 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $22,989, and the median income for a family was $29,952. Males had a median income of $26,750 versus $19,432 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,415. About 10.6% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

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