Baldwin, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°21′26″N 79°58′10″W / 40.35722°N 79.96944°W / 40.35722; -79.96944
Baldwin
Borough
Official name: Borough of Baldwin
Named for: Henry Baldwin
Motto: "Just a Nice Place to Live!"
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
District County Council District 6
Elevation 1,214 ft (370 m)
Coordinates 40°21′26″N 79°58′10″W / 40.35722°N 79.96944°W / 40.35722; -79.96944
Area 5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2)
 - land 5.8 sq mi (15 km2)
 - water 0.15 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Population About 20,00 (2013)
Density 3,465.5 / sq mi (1,338 / km2)
Incorporated October 27, 1950
Mayor Alexander R. Bennett Jr. (D) [1]
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 15227
Area code 412
School District Baldwin-Whitehall
Location of Baldwin in Allegheny County
Location of Baldwin in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: Borough of Baldwin

Baldwin is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 19,767 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Baldwin is located at 40°21′26″N 79°58′10″W / 40.35722°N 79.96944°W / 40.35722; -79.96944.[2] A thin strip of land which is still part of Baldwin stretches north along Becks Run Road, separating St. Clair and Hays, reaching all the way to the Monongahela River. It then forms the south bank of the river almost to the Glenwood Bridge, effectively surrounding Hays on three sides.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15 km2), of which, 5.8 square miles (15 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it is water. Its average elevation is 1,214 feet (370 m) above sea level [4].

Surrounding communities[edit]

History[edit]

Baldwin Borough was incorporated on October 27, 1950, from Baldwin Township.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 24,489
1970 26,729 9.1%
1980 24,714 −7.5%
1990 21,923 −11.3%
2000 19,999 −8.8%
2010 19,767 −1.2%
Est. 2012 19,809 0.2%
Sources:[6][7]

As of the census of 2000, there were 19,999 people, 8,193 households, and 5,776 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,465.5 people per square mile (1,338.2/km²). There were 8,883 housing units at an average density of 1,539.3 per square mile (594.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.20% White, 2.42% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 8,193 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $40,752, and the median income for a family was $48,503. Males had a median income of $39,086 versus $28,458 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,918. About 3.9% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Borough of Baldwin welcome sign.

Public Services[edit]

Baldwin Borough is served by the Baldwin Borough Library. We have four volunteer fire companies, an Emergency Medical Service and a Police force of 29 sworn officers for your safety.[8]

Government and Politics[edit]

The Borough of Baldwin is represented by elected officials including a 7-member Borough Council taking the position of Baldwin's Legislative Branch, and a Borough Mayor serving as the borough's Executive Branch. There are nine voting districts in the borough, Baldwin is included in the 14th Congressional District; 43rd State Senatorial District with 2 State Legislative Districts (36th and 41st) serving our residents.[9]

Senators - Bob Casey, Jr. (D) and Pat Toomey (R)[10] U.S. Representative - Mike Doyle (Pennsylvania politician) (D) (PA-14)[11] PA House - Harry Readshaw (D) and William C. Kortz (D)[12] Pennsylvania State Senate - Jay Costa (D)[12] Allegheny County Councilman - John F. Palmiere (D)[13]

The Borough Council is a seven-membered body of lawmakers who abide by and amend the "Borough Code". Members are elected to serve four year terms. Agenda Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Regular Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building.

Name Job/ Title Political Party
David Depretis Council President Democratic
Michael Stelmasczyk Council Vice President Democratic
John "Butch" Ferris Councilman Democratic
Michael Ducker Councilman Democratic
John Conley Councilman, Chairman of Planning & Zoning Democratic
Larry Brown Councilman, Chairman of Public Safety Democratic
Bob Collet Councilman, Chairman of Personnel Democratic

[8]

The Mayor of Baldwin is Alexander R. Bennett Jr. (D)[8]

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