Polish Hill

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Polish Hill
Neighborhood of Pittsburgh
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
Pgh locator polish hill.svg
Coordinates: 40°27′25″N 79°57′54″W / 40.457°N 79.965°W / 40.457; -79.965
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny County
City Pittsburgh
Area[1]
 • Total 0.255 sq mi (0.66 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,274
 • Density 5,000/sq mi (1,900/km2)

Polish Hill (Polish: Polskie Wzgórze) is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Primarily a residential area, it is home to one of Pittsburgh's oldest and largest churches, the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The Polish Hill neighborhood is bordered by Bedford Dwellings, Upper Hill, and North Oakland to the south, the Strip District to the west, Bloomfield to the east, and Lower Lawrenceville to the north.[2]

History[edit]

Large numbers of Polish immigrants settled the neighborhood in the later half of the 1800s. These had come primarily to work in Pittsburgh's burgeoning steel industry. After World War II, Polish Hill began to lose population, like many urban areas of the United States.

Government[edit]

Polish Hill is represented in the Pittsburgh City Council through the council member for District 7.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". Pittsburgh Department of City Planning PGHSNAP Utility. 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pittsburgh map". City of Pittsburgh. Retrieved April 3, 2009. 

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