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Youngwood is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States.HistoryThe community was established in 1899 and was built on land owned by John Y. Woods, a farmer. In creating the name Youngwood, John Y. Woods took his own family name and combined it with his maternal grandfather's name, which was Young.Youngwood owes its existence to the Southwest Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which ran from Greensburg south to Uniontown and Fairchance. In 1900, a large classification yard was built for sorting railroad cars, and this railroad yard provided Youngwood's economic base for many decades.Youngwood became a borough on November 10, 1902. The year 1902 was also the date of Youngwood's railroad station, which still stands on Depot Street.GeographyYoungwood is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.9 square miles, of which, 1.8 square miles of it is land and 0.04 square miles of it is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 4,138 people, 1,506 households, and 891 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,249.2 people per square mile (868.3/km²). There were 1,601 housing units at an average density of 870.2 per square mile (336.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 87.68% White, 11.65% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.37% of the population.Youngwood is in Pennsylvania (PA). When using our United States day trip planning tool , you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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