Brackenridge, Pennsylvania

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Brackenridge
Borough
Borough of Brackenridge
The Allegheny Ludlum Brackenridge Works along Mile Lock Lane at Vermont Avenue
The Allegheny Ludlum Brackenridge Works along Mile Lock Lane at Vermont Avenue
Etymology: Henry Marie Brackenridge
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 40°36′30″N 79°44′32″W / 40.60833°N 79.74222°W / 40.60833; -79.74222Coordinates: 40°36′30″N 79°44′32″W / 40.60833°N 79.74222°W / 40.60833; -79.74222
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Incorporated September 21, 1901
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Kish (D)
Area[1]
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
 • Land 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation 827 ft (252 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,260
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 3,180
 • Density 6,223.09/sq mi (2,400.43/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 15014
Area code(s) 724
FIPS code 42-07976
School district Highlands
Website https://www.brackenridgeboro.com/

Brackenridge is a borough in Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, along the Allegheny River. It is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area.

The town is named for Henry Marie Brackenridge.[3] The borough once had glass factories. An Allegheny Technologies steel mill, Allegheny Ludlum Brackenridge Works,[4] plays a prominent role in the community, although most of the facility is located in Harrison Township. The population stood at 3,421 in 1910 and at 6,400 in 1940. The population was 3,260 at the 2010 census.[5]

Geography[edit]

Brackenridge is located at 40°36′30″N 79°44′32″W / 40.60833°N 79.74222°W / 40.60833; -79.74222.[6] The borough's average elevation is 827 feet (252 m) above sea level.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), of which 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 7.27%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19103,134
19204,98759.1%
19306,25625.4%
19406,4002.3%
19506,178−3.5%
19605,697−7.8%
19704,796−15.8%
19804,297−10.4%
19903,784−11.9%
20003,543−6.4%
20103,260−8.0%
Est. 20163,180[2]−2.5%
Sources:[8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 3,543 people, 1,507 households, and 931 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,924.2 people per square mile (2,682.3/km²). There were 1,700 housing units at an average density of 3,322.4 per square mile (1,287.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.03% White, 3.44% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 1,507 households, out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 20.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,050, and the median income for a family was $41,803. Males had a median income of $30,661 versus $21,821 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,040. About 6.8% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[15][16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 52% 648 44% 545 4% 54
2012 46% 526 53% 609 1% 20

Education[edit]

Brackenridge is within the Highlands School District, which operates Fairmount Primary Center (grades K–2), formerly Fairmount Elementary School (grades K–5), on the hill section in the borough.[17]

Taxes[edit]

School tax millage rate- The Highlands School District (shared with Brackenridge, Fawn Township, Harrison Township and Tarentum) in 2017 was 23.80. This ranked 14th highest/most expensive out of Allegheny County's 45 school districts [between Mt. Lebanon SD (13th highest) and Cornel SD (15th highest)].[18]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "History". Brackenridge Borough. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Process and Plant Capabilities—Brackenridge, PA". Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  5. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Brackenridge borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Borough of Brackenridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  8. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties" (PDF). 1880 United States Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Population-Pennsylvania" (PDF). U.S. Census 1910. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee" (PDF). Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 
  11. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  15. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  16. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvani general election..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  17. ^ "Fairmount Elementary School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  18. ^ EL. "Allegheny County Treasurer". Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  19. ^ Goldstein, Richard (February 17, 2000). "Ronnie Robertson, 62, a Skater Who Entertained With His Spins". New York Times. 

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