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North Charleroi, Pennsylvania

North Charleroi
Looking southwest up the hill across much of the town from the south end of Olive Ave
Looking southwest up the hill across much of the town from the south end of Olive Ave
Etymology: Charleroi, Belgium
Nickname(s): Lock 4
Location of North Charleroi in Washington County
Location of North Charleroi in Washington County
North Charleroi is located in Pennsylvania
North Charleroi
Location of North Charleroi in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington
Established 1885
 • Mayor Steve Hega
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,314
 • Density 3,300/sq mi (1,300/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724

North Charleroi is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,314 at the 2010 census.

The settlement is also known as "Lock 4". Previously Lock and Dam #4 was located on this side of the Monongahela River, and the place had this name. Lock and Dam #4 was later re-located further upstream on the other side of the "Charleroi Monessen Bridge". The name was changed but most residents still refer to the town as "Lock 4".


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


The Charleroi-Monessen Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]


North Charleroi is located at (40.150927, -79.909365).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), of which 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (10.00%) is water.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,409 people, 650 households, and 388 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,362.1 people per square mile (2,092.4/km²). There were 706 housing units at an average density of 2,686.8 per square mile (1,048.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.16% White, 1.77% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.14% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 650 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the borough the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $29,135, and the median income for a family was $36,131. Males had a median income of $32,250 versus $22,379 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,834. About 5.4% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

See also


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
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