Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
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Allegheny County Courthouse
Flag of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
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Seal of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Allegheny County
Location in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
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Founded September 24, 1788
Named for Allegheny River
Seat Pittsburgh
Largest city Pittsburgh
Area
 • Total 745 sq mi (1,930 km2)
 • Land 730 sq mi (1,891 km2)
 • Water 14 sq mi (36 km2), 1.9%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 1,225,365
 • Density 1,686/sq mi (651/km²)
Congressional districts 12th, 14th, 18th
Time zone Eastern
Website www.alleghenycounty.us
Footnotes:
Designated December 30, 1982[1]

Allegheny County (/ælɪˈɡni/) is a county in the southwest of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2016 the population was 1,225,365, making it the state's second-most populous county, following Philadelphia County. The county seat is Pittsburgh.[2] Allegheny County is included in the Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, and in the Pittsburgh Designated Market Area.

Allegheny was Pennsylvania's first to bear a Native American name, being named after the Allegheny River. The word "Allegheny" is of Lenape origin, with uncertain meaning. It is usually said to mean "fine river", but sometimes said to refer to an ancient mythical tribe called "Allegewi" that lived along the river before being destroyed by the Lenape.[3]

History[edit]

Little is known of the region's inhabitants prior to European contact. During the colonial era, various native groups claimed or settled in the area, resulting in a multi-ethnic mix that included Iroquois, Lenape, Shawnee, and Mingo. European fur traders such as Peter Chartier established trading posts in the region in the early eighteenth century.

1680 British map of western Pennsylvania, and Allegheny County from the Darlington Collection

In 1749, Captain Pierre Joseph Céloron de Blainville claimed the Ohio Valley and all of western Pennsylvania for Louis XV of France. The captain traveled along the Ohio and Allegheny rivers inserting lead plates in the ground to mark the land for France.

Since most of the towns during that era were developed along waterways, both the French and the British desired control over the local rivers. Therefore, the British sent Major George Washington to expel the French from their posts, with no success. Failing in this objective, he nearly drowned in the ice-filled Allegheny River while returning. The English tried in 1754 to again enter the area. They sent 41 Virginians to build Fort Prince George. The French learned of the plan and sent an army to capture the fort, which they then resumed building with increased fortification, renaming it Fort Duquesne.

The loss cost the English dearly because Fort Duquesne became a focal point of the French and Indian War. The first attempt to retake the fort, the Braddock Expedition, failed miserably.[4] It was recaptured in 1758 by English forces under General John Forbes; he had it destroyed after its capture. They then built a new fort on the site, including a moat, and named it Fort Pitt. The site is now Pittsburgh's Point State Park.

Both Pennsylvania and Virginia claimed the region that is now Allegheny County. Pennsylvania administered most of the region as part of its Westmoreland County. Virginia considered everything south of the Ohio River and east of the Allegheny River to be part of its Yohogania County and governed it from Fort Dunmore. In addition, parts of the county were located in the proposed British colony of Vandalia and the proposed U.S. state of Westsylvania. The overlapping boundaries, multiple governments, and confused deed claims soon proved unworkable. In 1780 Pennsylvania and Virginia agreed to extend the Mason–Dixon line westward, and the region became part of Pennsylvania. From 1781 until 1788, much of what had been claimed as part of Yohogania County, Virginia, was administered as a part of the newly created Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Allegheny County was officially created on September 24, 1788, from parts of Washington and Westmoreland counties. It was formed due to pressure from settlers living in the area around Pittsburgh, which became the county seat in 1791. The county originally extended north to the shores of Lake Erie; it was reduced to its current borders by 1800.

In the 1790s, a whiskey excise tax was imposed by the United States federal government. This started the so-called Whiskey Rebellion when the farmers who depended on whiskey income refused to pay and drove off tax collector John Neville. After a series of demonstrations by farmers, President George Washington sent troops to stop the rebellion.

The area developed rapidly in the 1800s to become nation's prime steel producer; Pittsburgh gained the label "Steel Capital of the World".

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 745 square miles (1,930 km2), of which 730 square miles (1,900 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (1.9%) is water.[5]

Three majors traverse Allegheny County: the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River converge at Downtown Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River. The Youghiogheny River flows into the Monongahela River at McKeesport, 10 miles (16 km) southeast. There are several islands in these courses. The rivers drain into the Gulf of Mexico via the Mississippi River. Although the county's industrial growth caused the clearcutting of the area's forests, a significant woodland remains.

Surrounding counties[edit]

Allegheny County has five borders, including Butler County to the north, Armstrong County to the northeast, Westmoreland County to the east and south, Washington County to the southwest, and Beaver County to the northwest.

Major Highways[edit]

Law and government[edit]

Until 1 January 2000, Allegheny County's government was defined under Pennsylvania's Second Class County Code. The county government was charged with all local activities, including elections, prisons, airports, public health, and city planning. All public offices were headed by elected citizens. There were three elected county commissioners.

On 1 January 2000 the Home-Rule Charter went into effect. It replaced the three elected commissioners with an elected chief officer (the County Executive), a county council with 15 members (13 elected by district, two elected county-wide), and an appointed county manager. The changes were intended to maintain a separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches while providing greater citizen control.

County Medical Examiner office

The county has 130 self-governing municipalities, the most in the state (Luzerne is second with 76).[6] The county has one Second Class City (Pittsburgh) and three Third Class Cities (Clairton, Duquesne, and McKeesport).

A 2004 study found the county would be better served by consolidating the southeastern portion of the county (which includes many small communities with modest economies) into a large municipality ("Rivers City") with a combined population of approximately 250,000.[7]

State relations[edit]

Under the Onorato administration, Allegheny County paid $10,000 per month to Robert Ewanco, of Greenlee Partners, to lobby the Pennsylvania General Assembly.[8][9] County officials credit him with a "20-fold" return in the form of appropriations for a widening project on Pennsylvania Route 28, as well as a footbridge and security cameras at Duquesne University.[9]

County Executive[edit]

County Council[edit]

  • John DeFazio, President, At-large, Democrat
  • Tom Baker, District 1, Republican
  • Cindy Kirk, District 2, Republican
  • Ed Kress, District 3, Republican
  • Patrick Catena, District 4, Democrat
  • Sue Means, District 5, Republican
  • John F. Palmiere, District 6, Democrat
  • Nicholas Futules, District 7, Democrat
  • Dr. Charles Martoni, District 8, Democrat
  • Robert J. Macey, District 9, Democrat
  • DeWitt Walton, District 10, Democrat
  • Paul Klein, District 11, Democrat
  • James Ellenbogen, District 12, Democrat
  • Denise Ranalli-Russell, District 13, Democrat
  • Samuel DeMarco, III, At-large, Republican

Other elected county offices[edit]

  • Controller, Chelsa Wagner, Democrat
  • District Attorney, Stephen A. Zappala Jr., Democrat
  • Sheriff, William P. Mullen, Democrat
  • Treasurer, John K. Weinstein, Democrat

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 39.5% 259,480 55.9% 367,617 4.6% 30,092
2012 42.0% 262,039 56.5% 352,687 1.5% 9,101
2008 41.6% 272,347 57.1% 373,153 1.3% 8,539
2004 42.1% 271,925 57.2% 368,912 0.7% 4,632
2000 40.4% 235,361 56.7% 329,963 3.0% 17,154
1996 37.9% 204,067 52.8% 284,480 9.3% 50,068
1992 29.8% 183,035 52.8% 324,004 17.5% 107,148
1988 39.4% 231,137 59.5% 348,814 1.1% 6,200
1984 42.8% 284,692 56.0% 372,576 1.3% 8,480
1980 43.8% 271,850 47.9% 297,464 8.4% 52,104
1976 46.8% 303,127 50.7% 328,343 2.5% 16,387
1972 55.6% 371,737 42.3% 282,496 2.1% 14,302
1968 37.1% 264,790 51.1% 364,906 11.8% 84,121
1964 33.6% 241,707 66.0% 475,207 0.4% 2,811
1960 42.8% 320,970 57.1% 428,455 0.2% 1,293
1956 54.8% 384,939 45.0% 315,989 0.2% 1,102
1952 49.0% 359,224 50.6% 370,945 0.4% 2,903
1948 42.6% 253,272 54.9% 326,303 2.5% 14,931
1944 42.5% 261,218 57.1% 350,690 0.4% 2,393
1940 41.5% 263,285 58.0% 367,926 0.5% 2,987
1936 31.4% 176,224 65.2% 366,593 3.5% 19,377
1932 42.4% 152,326 52.9% 189,839 4.7% 16,838
1928 56.9% 215,626 42.4% 160,733 0.8% 2,850
1924 59.0% 149,296 8.7% 21,984 32.3% 81,733
1920 69.2% 138,908 20.1% 40,278 10.7% 21,530
1916 55.2% 77,483 37.7% 52,833 7.1% 9,948
1912 18.9% 23,822 24.9% 31,417 56.3% 71,147
1908 60.8% 74,080 29.3% 35,655 10.0% 12,170
1904 76.5% 90,594 18.2% 21,541 5.3% 6,270
1900 69.9% 71,780 26.6% 27,311 3.4% 3,533
1896 70.9% 76,691 27.6% 29,809 1.6% 1,674
1892 58.3% 45,788 39.3% 30,867 2.4% 1,849
1888 63.6% 45,118 34.8% 24,710 1.6% 1,138

Voter Registration[edit]

As of November 7th 2017 there was 921,861 registered voters in the county. Democrats have a majority of the voters. There was 536,248 registered Democrats, 258,340 registered Republicans, 120,994 voters registered to other parties, 4,929 to the Libertarian Party and 1,350 voters registered to the Green Party.[11]

Chart of Voter Registration

  Democratic (58.17%)
  Republican (28.02%)
  NPA/Other Parties (13.12%)
  Libertarian (0.53%)
  Green (0.15%)
Voter registration and party enrollment
Party Number of voters Percentage
Democratic 536,248 58.17
Republican 258,340 28.02
Others 120,994 13.12
Libertarian 4,929 0.53
Green 1,350 0.15
Total 921,861 100%

The Republican Party had been historically dominant in county-level politics; prior to the Great Depression Pittsburgh and Allegheny County had been Republican. Since the Great Depression on the state and national levels, the Democratic Party has been dominant in county-level politics and is the Democratic stronghold of western Pennsylvania. In 2000, Democrat Al Gore won 56% of the vote and Republican George W. Bush won 41%. In 2004, Democrat John Kerry received 57% of the vote and Republican Bush received 42%. In 2006, Democrats Governor Ed Rendell and Senator Bob Casey, Jr. won 59% and 65% of the vote in Allegheny County, respectively. In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama received 57% of the vote, John McCain received 41%, and each of the three state row office winners (Rob McCord for Treasurer, Jack Wagner for Auditor General, and Tom Corbett for Attorney General) also carried Allegheny.

State Representatives[edit]

State senators[edit]

US representatives[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 10,203
1800 15,087 47.9%
1810 25,317 67.8%
1820 34,921 37.9%
1830 50,552 44.8%
1840 81,235 60.7%
1850 138,290 70.2%
1860 178,831 29.3%
1870 262,204 46.6%
1880 355,869 35.7%
1890 551,959 55.1%
1900 775,058 40.4%
1910 1,018,463 31.4%
1920 1,185,808 16.4%
1930 1,374,410 15.9%
1940 1,411,539 2.7%
1950 1,515,237 7.3%
1960 1,628,587 7.5%
1970 1,605,016 −1.4%
1980 1,450,085 −9.7%
1990 1,336,449 −7.8%
2000 1,281,666 −4.1%
2010 1,223,348 −4.6%
Est. 2016 1,225,365 [12] 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]
1790–1960[14] 1900–1990[15]
1990–2000[16] 2010–2016[17]

As of the 2010 census, there were 1,223,348 people residing in the county. The population density was 1676 people per square mile (647/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.87% White, 14.39% Black or African American, 2.94% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. About 1.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

At the census[18] of 2000, there were 1,281,666 people, 537,150 households, and 332,495 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,755 people per square mile (678/km²). There were 583,646 housing units at an average density of 799 per square mile (309/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.33% White, 12.41% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.69% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. About 0.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.0% were of German, 15.0% Italian, 12.7% Irish, 7.5% Polish and 5.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 93.5% spoke English and 1.3% Spanish as their first language.

There were 537,150 households out of which 26.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.10% were married couples living together, 12.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.10% were non-families. Some 32.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.96.

The age distribution of the population shows 21.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40. For every 100 females, there were 90.00 males; for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.20 males.

Economy[edit]

In the late 18th century farming played a critical role in the growth of the area. There was a surplus of grain due to transportation difficulties in linking with the eastern portion of the state. As a result, the farmers distilled the grain into whiskey, which significantly helped the farmers financially.

The area quickly became a key manufacturing area in the young nation. Coupled with deposits of iron and coal, and the easy access to waterways for barge traffic, the city quickly became one of the most important steel producing areas in the world. Based on 2007 data from the US Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh is the second (after Laredo, Texas) busiest inland port in the nation.

US steel production declined late in the 20th century, and Allegheny County's economy began a shift to other industries. It is presently known for its hospitals, universities, and industrial centers. Despite the decline of heavy industry, Pittsburgh is home to a number of major companies and is ranked in the top ten among US cities hosting headquarters of Fortune 500 corporations, including U.S. Steel Corporation, PNC Financial Services Group, PPG Industries, and H. J. Heinz Company.

The county leads the state in number of defense contractors supplying the U.S. military.[19]

Regions[edit]

Education[edit]

Colleges and universities[edit]

Community, junior and technical colleges[edit]

Public school districts[edit]

Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Approved private schools[edit]

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has 36 Approved Private Schools including the Charter Schools for the Blind and Deaf. The private schools are licensed by the State Board of Private Academic Schools. They provide a free appropriate special education for students with severe disabilities. The cost of tuition for these schools is paid 60% by the state and 40% by the local school district where the student is a resident. Pennsylvania currently has four PA chartered and 30 non-charter APSs for which the Department approves funding. These schools provide a program of special education for over 4,000 day and residential students. Parents are not charged for the services at the school.[20] In 2009, the Pennsylvania Department of Education budgeted $98 million for tuition of children in approved private schools and $36.8 million for students attending the charter schools for the deaf and blind.[21] The majority of these schools are located in the southeastern region and southwestern region of Pennsylvania.

  • ACLD Tillotson School, Pittsburgh – Tuition rate $38,804
  • The Day School at The Children's Institute, Pittsburgh – Tuition rate $55,217
  • DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, Pittsburgh – Tuition rate $36,892
  • Easter Seal Society of Western Pennsylvania – Tuition rate $60,891.97
  • The Education Center at the Watson Institute, Sewickley – Tuition rate $42,242
  • Pace School, Pittsburgh – Tuition rate – $37,635
  • Pressley Ridge Day School, Pittsburgh – Tuition rate – $51,177
  • Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh – Tuition rate – $66,022, residential $128,376
  • The Watson Institute Friendship Academy, Pittsburgh – Tuition rate – $38,211
  • Wesley Spectrum Highland Services, Pittsburgh – Tuition rate – $39,031
  • Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, Pittsburgh – Tuition rate – $82,500, residential $120,100
  • Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh – Tuition rate – $61,051, residential – $99,919

Private high schools[edit]

21st Century Community Learning Centers[edit]

These are state-designated before- and after-school program providers. They receive state funding through grants. CCLCs provide academic, artistic and cultural enhancement activities to students and their families when school is not in session.[22]

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA – 2010 Grant – $261,748
  • Cornell School District – 2010 Grant – $526,800
  • Human Services Center Corporation – 2010 Grant- $550,000
  • McKeesport Area School District – 2010 Grant – $468,000
  • Penn Hills School District – 2010 Grant – $360,000
  • The Hill House/One Small Step −2010 Grant – $675,000
  • Wireless Neighborhoods – 2010 Grant – $612,000

Transportation[edit]

Allegheny County's public transportation provider is the Port Authority of Allegheny County. The Allegheny County Department of Public Works oversees infrastructure, maintenance and engineering services in the county.

The Three Rivers Heritage Trail provides uninterrupted bicycle and pedestrian connections along the three rivers in the city, and the Great Allegheny Passage trail runs from downtown Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C.

Major roadways[edit]

For information about major state roads, see list of State Routes in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Belt System.

Parks and recreation[edit]

There are two Pennsylvania state parks in Allegheny County. Point State Park is at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers in Downtown Pittsburgh, and Allegheny Islands State Park is in the Allegheny River in Harmar Township and is undeveloped as of August 2010.

Sports[edit]

Communities[edit]

Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with municipal labels showing cities and boroughs (red), townships (white), and census-designated places (blue)

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and (in one case) a town. The following municipalities are in Allegheny County:

Cities[edit]

Boroughs[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the US Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Former places[edit]

Many political subdivisions of Allegheny County have come and gone through subdivision or annexation through the years. These include:

  • Allegheny City – the area that is now the North Shore (or North Side) of the City of Pittsburgh, north of the Allegheny River.
  • Allentown Borough – now the neighborhood of Allentown in Pittsburgh.
  • Birmingham Borough – what is now Pittsburgh's South Side.
  • Brushton Borough
  • Carrick Borough – now the neighborhood of Carrick. Formed out of Baldwin Township in 1904, this borough existed until it was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1927. It was named for Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland. Some of the area's manhole covers still bear the Carrick Borough name.
  • Collins Township – in what is now the northeast part of the City of Pittsburgh, east of Lawrenceville and north of Penn Avenue.
  • Knoxville Borough
  • Lawrenceville Borough
  • McClure Township – McClure was formed in 1858 from the section of Ross Township adjacent to Allegheny City. In 1867 McClure, along with sections of Reserve Township, was incorporated into Allegheny City. The McClure section of this annexation became Wards 9 (Woods Run Area) and 11 (present day Brighton Heights) in the City of Pittsburgh.
  • Mifflin Township- comprised the modern day communities of Whitaker, West Mifflin, West Homestead, West Elizabeth, Pleasant Hills, Munhall, Lincoln Place, Jefferson Hills, Homestead, Hays, Duquesne, Dravosburg, Clairton and part of Baldwin.[26]
  • Patton Township – was in east central part of the county, north of North Versailles Township, east of Wilkins and Penn Townships, and south of Plum Township. In U.S. census for 1860–1880. In 1951 it became incorporated as the borough of Monroeville.
  • Northern Liberties Borough – in what is now the Strip District of Pittsburgh. The borough was annexed to Pittsburgh in 1837 as the first addition to the city's original territory.
  • Peebles Township – included most of what is now the eastern part of the city of Pittsburgh from the Monongahela River in the south (today's Hazelwood) to the Allegheny River in the north. It was subdivided into Collins and Liberty townships, all of which were incorporated into Pittsburgh in 1868.
  • Pitt Township
  • St. Clair Township – stretched from the Monongahela River south to the Washington County line. It divided into Lower St. Clair, which eventually became part of the City of Pittsburgh, Dormont, Mount Lebanon, and Upper St. Clair.
  • Snowden – now known as South Park Township.
  • Sterrett Township
  • Temperanceville – what is now Pittsburgh's West End.
  • Union Borough – the area surrounding Temperanceville.
  • West Liberty Borough – now the neighborhoods of Brookline and Beechview in Pittsburgh.

Population ranking[edit]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Allegheny County.[27]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Population (2010 Census) Municipal type Incorporated
1 Pittsburgh 305,704 City 1794 (borough) 1816 (city)
2 Penn Hills 42,329 Municipality 1851 (Penn Twp.) 1958 (Penn Hills Twp.) 1976 (municipality)
3 Mt. Lebanon 33,137 Municipality 1912 (township) 1975 (municipality)
4 Bethel Park 32,313 Municipality 1949 (borough) 1978 (municipality)
5 Monroeville 28,386 Municipality 1951
6 Plum 27,126 Borough 1788 (township) 1956 (borough)
7 Allison Park 21,552 CDP
8 West Mifflin 20,313 Borough 1942
9 Baldwin 19,767 Borough 1950
10 McKeesport 19,731 City 1842 (borough) 1891 (city)
11 Wilkinsburg 15,930 Borough 1871 (Sterrett Twp.) 1887 (borough)
12 Whitehall 13,944 Borough 1948
13 Franklin Park 13,470 Borough
14 Munhall 11,406 Borough
15 Carnot-Moon 11,372 CDP
16 Jefferson Hills 10,619 Borough
17 Brentwood 9,643 Borough 1916
18 Swissvale 8,983 Borough
19 Glenshaw 8,981 CDP
20 Dormont 8,593 Borough 1909
21 Bellevue 8,370 Borough 1867
22 Castle Shannon 8,316 Borough 1919
23 Pleasant Hills 8,268 Borough
24 Carnegie 7,972 Borough 1894
25 White Oak 7,862 Borough
26 Clairton 6,796 City 1903 (borough) 1922 (city)
27 West View 6,771 Borough
28 Forest Hills 6,518 Borough 1919
29 Oakmont 6,303 Borough 1889
30 McKees Rocks 6,104 Borough 1892
31 Crafton 5,951 Borough
32 Coraopolis 5,677 Borough 1886
33 Duquesne 5,565 City 1891 (borough) 1918 (city)
34 Fox Chapel 5,388 Borough
35 Turtle Creek 5,349 Borough
36 Bridgeville 5,148 Borough 1901
37 North Braddock 4,857 Borough
38 Avalon 4,705 Borough 1874
39 Tarentum 4,530 Borough 1842
40 Glassport 4,483 Borough
41 Green Tree 4,432 Borough 1885
42 Sewickley 3,827 Borough
43 Port Vue 3,798 Borough
44 Millvale 3,744 Borough
45 Pitcairn 3,689 Borough
46 Etna 3,451 Borough
47 Sharpsburg 3,446 Borough
48 Springdale 3,405 Borough
49 Mount Oliver 3,403 Borough
50 Ingram 3,330 Borough
51 Brackenridge 3,260 Borough 1901
52 Trafford (mostly in Westmoreland County) 3,174 Borough 1904
53 Homestead 3,165 Borough
54 Edgewood 3,118 Borough 1888
55 Churchill 3,011 Borough
56 Aspinwall 2,801 Borough 1892
57 Gibsonia 2,733 CDP
58 Liberty 2,551 Borough
59 Imperial 2,541 CDP
60 Verona 2,474 Borough 1871
61 Emsworth 2,449 Borough
62 Greenock 2,195 CDP
63 Wilmerding 2,190 Borough
64 Braddock 2,159 Borough 1867
65 McDonald (mostly in Washington County) 2,149 Borough 1889
66 East McKeesport 2,126 Borough
67 Rankin 2,122 Borough
68 West Homestead 1,929 Borough
69 Braddock Hills 1,880 Borough 1946
70 East Pittsburgh 1,822 Borough
71 Dravosburg 1,792 Borough
72 Ben Avon 1,781 Borough 1891
73 Bakerstown 1,761 CDP
74 Cheswick 1,746 Borough
75 Sturgeon 1,710 CDP
76 Edgeworth 1,680 Borough
77 Versailles 1,515 Borough
78 Elizabeth 1,493 Borough
79 Oakdale 1,459 Borough
80 Russellton 1,440 CDP
81 Blawnox 1,432 Borough 1925
82 Bell Acres 1,388 Borough 1960
83 Whitaker 1,271 Borough
84 Heidelberg 1,244 Borough
85 Leetsdale 1,218 Borough
86 Bradford Woods 1,171 Borough 1915
87 Rennerdale 1,150 CDP
88 Lincoln 1,072 Borough
89 Curtisville 1,064 CDP
90 Enlow 1,013 CDP
91 Harwick 899 CDP
92 Sewickley Heights 810 Borough
93 Chalfant 800 Borough
94 Bairdford 698 CDP
95 Pennsbury Village 661 Borough
96 Sewickley Hills 639 Borough
97 Wall 580 Borough
98 Noblestown 575 CDP
99 Glen Osborne 547 Borough
100 Boston 545 CDP
101 West Elizabeth 518 Borough
102 Thornburg 455 Borough
103 Clinton 434 CDP
104 Rosslyn Farms 427 Borough
105 Ben Avon Heights 371 Borough 1913
106 Glenfield 205 Borough
107 Haysville 70 Borough

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

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Coordinates: 40°28′N 79°59′W / 40.47°N 79.98°W / 40.47; -79.98