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Etna is a borough in Allegheny Countymarker, Pennsylvaniamarker, on the Allegheny River, opposite Pittsburghmarker. It flourished in the past when it was the site of rolling mills, furnaces, steel-mills, galvanized-pipe works, and other manufactures. In 1900, 5,384 people lived in Etna, in 1910. 5,830 lived there, and in 1940, 7,223 lived there. The population was 3,924 at the 2000 census.


Etna was the terminus of the No. 2 Pittsburgh Railways streetcar service from downtown Pittsburghmarker, closed in 1952. From 1907 until 1931 it was a stop on the interurban Pittsburgh and Butler Street Railway which linked Pittsburgh with Butler, Pennsylvaniamarker.


Etna is located at (40.500338, -79.948755) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 3,924 people, 1,749 households, and 981 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,254.8 people per square mile (2,020.1/km²). There were 1,934 housing units at an average density of 2,589.9/sq mi (995.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.78% White, 0.76% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 1,749 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.9% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $31,529, and the median income for a family was $41,577. Males had a median income of $31,386 versus $23,601 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,580. About 7.5% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.


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