Aleppo Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°31′35″N 80°7′26″W / 40.52639°N 80.12389°W / 40.52639; -80.12389
Aleppo Township,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Elevation 1,112 ft (339 m)
Coordinates 40°31′35″N 80°7′26″W / 40.52639°N 80.12389°W / 40.52639; -80.12389
Area 4.7 sq mi (12.2 km2)
 - land 4.7 sq mi (12.2 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 1,916 (2010)
Density 407.7 / sq mi (157.4 / km2)
Incorporated June 7, 1876
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 15143
Area code 412
School District Quaker Valley
Location of Aleppo Township in Allegheny County
Location of Aleppo Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Aleppo Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,916 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all land. Its average elevation is 1,112 feet (339 m) above sea level.[2]

History[edit]

Aleppo Township was incorporated as a township on June 7, 1876, from the western section of Kilbuck Township. It was part of the Depreciation Lands reserved for Revolutionary War veterans. Sparse settlement occurred in the 1800s, and Aleppo Township lost land that formed the boroughs of Sewickley Heights, Glenfield, and Haysville.[3]

Aleppo became a first class township on November 8, 1960.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 657
1890 510 −22.4%
1900 616 20.8%
1910 458 −25.6%
1920 397 −13.3%
1930 419 5.5%
1940 504 20.3%
1950 560 11.1%
1960 755 34.8%
1970 794 5.2%
1980 1,134 42.8%
1990 1,246 9.9%
2000 1,039 −16.6%
2010 1,916 84.4%
Est. 2012 1,917 0.1%
Sources:[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 1,039 people, 483 households, and 298 families residing in the township. The population density was 573.5 people per square mile (221.6/km²). There were 509 housing units at an average density of 281.0/sq mi (108.6/km²). Roughly 62% (316 housing units) of the township's housing units are contained within a single homeowner's association: the Sewickley Heights Manor Homes Association.

The racial makeup of the township was 95.48% White, 3.08% African American, 1.06% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 483 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $59,167, and the median income for a family was $66,667. Males had a median income of $45,192 versus $40,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $37,187. About 3.8% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Aleppo township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Allegheny County Municipalities Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2004-08-08. Retrieved on 2008-06-08.
  4. ^ "Allegheny County - 2nd Class" (in English). Archived from the original on 10 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-25. 
  5. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties". 1880 United States Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Population-Pennsylvania". U.S. Census 1910. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee". Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 
  8. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013.