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Country  United States
State  Pennsylvania
County Washington
Coordinates 40°22′51″N 80°23′28″W / 40.38083°N 80.39111°W / 40.38083; -80.39111
Area 0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
Population 1,576 (2000)
Density 2,531.8 /sq mi (978 /km2)
Established 1795
Mayor Settimio Carnali
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 724
Location of Burgettstown in Washington County
Location of Burgettstown in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Burgettstown is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,576 according to the 2000 census.

Robert Linn, known for his record setting 58 years of service as a mayor, was born in Burgettstown.



Burgettstown is located at 40°22′51″N 80°23′28″W / 40.38083°N 80.39111°W / 40.38083; -80.39111 (40.380844, -80.391047)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Surrounding communities

Joffre, Bulger, Cherry Valley, Atlasburg, Slovan, Langeloth, Eldersville, Cross Creek, Cedar Grove (Studa), Francis Mine, Harmon Creek, Florence, Paris, Bavington


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,576 people, 656 households, and 429 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,531.8 people per square mile (981.4/km²). There were 703 housing units at an average density of 1,129.3/sq mi (437.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.26% White, 1.46% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.47% of the population, nadia.

There were 656 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 people and the average family size was 2.93.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $33,350, and the median income for a family was $39,271. Males had a median income of $32,885 versus $23,375 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,097. About 7.6% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

  • Post-Gazette Pavilion, a 23,000 seat outdoor amphitheater that hosts concerts throughout the summer
  • Famcare Pharmacy, a family pharmacy located in Burgettstown Plaza
  • Rite-Aid, another pharmacy on Main Street
  • McDonald's/IGA Petrucci's, a McDonald's and small grocery store
  • Bert's Hotdogs, a roadside hot dog shop with "the best footlongs in the world"
  • Burgettstown Area Middle/High School, local public school that recently completed renovations for new classrooms, gymnasium and auditorium
  • Burgettstown Community Library, 2 Kerr Street, Burgettstown, PA 15021, 724-947-9780, Hours are M-Th 12-8; F-Sat 10-5, closed Sundays and holidays. The Library offers children’s, youth and adult age books, newspapers, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, Preschool Story Hour, computers and Internet use, a copier and fax machine, public meeting rooms, and an ongoing used book sale. The Library is the home of the Ft. Vance Historical Society and the Washington-Greene County chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.




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