White Oak, Pennsylvania

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White Oak
Motto: Come Grow With Us
Location within Allegheny County
Location within Allegheny County
White Oak is located in Pennsylvania
White Oak
White Oak
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°20′42″N 79°48′48″W / 40.34500°N 79.81333°W / 40.34500; -79.81333Coordinates: 40°20′42″N 79°48′48″W / 40.34500°N 79.81333°W / 40.34500; -79.81333
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
 • Total 6.7 sq mi (17 km2)
 • Land 6.7 sq mi (17 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,862
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (450/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 15131
Area code(s) 412
FIPS code 42003
GNIS feature ID 1196442
Website [1]

White Oak is a suburban Pittsburgh borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,862 at the 2010 census.[1]

The borough's motto is "Come Grow With Us."


White Oak is located at 40°20′42″N 79°48′48″W / 40.34500°N 79.81333°W / 40.34500; -79.81333 (40.344869, -79.813202).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.45%, is water. ..

Public Safety & Emergency Services[edit]

Police Department[edit]

The White Oak Police Department is dedicated to keeping White Oak Borough a safe community for its residents. The Police Department is based out of the Borough Building at 2280 Lincoln Way, and operates 8 fully equipped patrol cars, a Detective, 10 full-time Officers, 2 part-time Officers, and is supported by a secretary.

Fire Departments[edit]

There are two Volunteer Fire Departments that serve White Oak Borough and provide mutual aid coverage to neighboring communities:

  • White Oak No. 1 Volunteer Fire Company - Station 299, based at 1130 California Avenue.
  • Rainbow Volunteer Fire Company - Station 300, based at 2916 Jacks Run Road.


White Oak is served by White Oak EMS - Station 645, based at 2800 State Street. White Oak EMS provides Advanced Life Support & Basic Life Support services; and is also home to WOSAR, a certified level 1 Wilderness Search & Rescue team recognized by The Pennsylvania Search & Rescue Council.


The 2010 White Oak, PA, population is 7,862. There are 1,187 people per square mile (population density). Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -8.53 percent.

93.70% of people are white, 3.56% are black, 0.90% are Asian, 0.11% are native American, and 1.72% claim 'Other'. 4.32% of the people in White Oak, PA, claim Hispanic ethnicity (meaning 95.68% are non-Hispanic).

The median age is 49.9 years. The US median is 37.3 years. 50.29% of people in White Oak, PA, are married. 9.12% are divorced. The average household size is 2.12 people. 20.61% of people are married, with children. 7.49% have children, but are single.

The median home cost in White Oak is $84,500. Home appreciation over the last year has been +1.96 percent. The median age of White Oak, PA, real estate is 54 years. Renters make up 24.13% of the White Oak, PA, population. 7.12% of houses and apartments in White Oak, PA, are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

Compared to the rest of the country, White Oak's cost of living is -10.10% Lower than the U.S. average.

The unemployment rate in White Oak is 6.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 8.60%). Recent job growth is Positive. White Oak jobs have Increased by +1.13 percent.

The sales tax rate is 7.00%. Income tax is 4.07%.

The income per capita is $25,445, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $44,660.

The average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 28 minutes.

White Oak public schools spend $6,772 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,691. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in White Oak.

60.57% of the people in White Oak, PA are religious, meaning they affiliate with a religion. 38.44% are Catholic; 0.40% are LDS; 3.97% are another Christian faith; 1.37% in White Oak, PA are Jewish; 0.83% are an eastern faith; 0.48% affilitates with Islam.

57.05% of the people in White Oak, PA are registered as Democrats. 41.64% are registered Republican. Remaining are independent: 1.31%.

State Representative[edit]

Marc J. Gergely, 35th District [3]

Elected/Appointed Representatives[edit]

  • Mayor - Ina Jean Marton [4]
  • President - Carrie Verbanick-Noll [4]
  • Vice President - Edward Babyak [4]
  • President Pro Tem - Ronald Massung [4]
  • Council - Dave Pasternak [4]
  • Council - Chuck Davis [4]
  • Council - Joe Nagy [4]
  • Council - Ken Robb [4]
  • Borough Secretary - Nancy Greenland [4]
  • Finance - Michelle Gessner [4]
  • Code Enforcement/Building Inspector - Jennifer O'Brien[4]
  • White Oak Police Chief - Lou Bender [4]
  • White Oak Police Department Secretary - Vicki McNamee [4]
  • District Magistrate - Tom Miller [5]
  • PA State Constable -
  • White Oak No. 1 Volunteer Fire Company ~ Fire Chief - Steve Staniech [5]
  • Rainbow Volunteer Fire Company ~ Fire Chief - Sean Leffard [5]
  • Borough Emergency Management Coordinator - J. Mark Jones [5]


  • Mon Yough Catholic School
  • White Oak Elementary [6]
  • Francis McClure Middle School [6]
  • Founders Hall Jr. High [6]
  • Mckeesport High School [6]


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