According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²), of which, 3.9 square miles (10.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.26%) is water.
There are 870 households out of which 22.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% are married couples living together, 10.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% are non-families. 34.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.10 and the average family size is 2.72.
In the borough the population is spread out with 16.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.3 males.
The median income for a household in the borough is $32,206, and the median income for a family is $38,981. Males have a median income of $33,487 versus $24,276 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $19,358. 12.7% of the population and 10.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.4% of those under the age of 18 and 3.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
In 1990, Sony announced it would begin operations at the former VW site manufacturing televisions. The facility employed more than 3,000 people in the late 1990s, however that number has dwindled to just 250 in 2007.