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'''Ligonier''' is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United_States. The population was 1,695 at the 2000 census. Ligonier was settled in 1727. The borough is well known for nearby Idlewild_Park, one of the oldest Amusement_parks in the country. Another tourist attraction is Fort_Ligonier_Days, a parade and craft market that takes place every fall over the course of three days. Ligonier is the site of Fort_Ligonier, built during the French_and_Indian_War. ==Geography== Ligonier is located at {{coor dms|40|14|40|N|79|14|13|W|city}} (40.244518, -79.237067){{GR|1}}. According to the United_States_Census_Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 Km² (0.5 mi²), all land. ==Demographics== As of the Census{{GR|2}} of 2000, there are 1,695 people, 827 households, and 459 families residing in the borough. The Population_density is 1,335.6/km² (3,482.5/mi²). There are 907 housing units at an average density of 714.7/km² (1,863.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 99.76% White, 0.06% Asian, and 0.18% from two or more races. 0.35% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 827 households out of which 20.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% are married couples living together, 9.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% are non-families. 41.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 22.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.03 and the average family size is 2.73. In the borough the population is spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 28.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 76.6 males. The median income for a household in the borough is $31,947, and the median income for a family is $42,656. Males have a median income of $26,509 versus $24,808 for females. The Per_capita_income for the borough is $20,546. 10.3% of the population and 6.0% of families are below the Poverty_line. Out of the total population, 15.2% of those under the age of 18 and 10.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. ==External links== *Official website of Ligonier, Pennsylvania {{Mapit-US-cityscale|40.244518|-79.237067}} {{Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania}} Category:Boroughs_in_Pennsylvania Category:Westmoreland_County,_Pennsylvania