Edgeworth, Pennsylvania

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Edgeworth
Borough
Newington, a historic site in the borough
Newington, a historic site in the borough
Location in Allegheny County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°33′3″N 80°11′33″W / 40.55083°N 80.19250°W / 40.55083; -80.19250Coordinates: 40°33′3″N 80°11′33″W / 40.55083°N 80.19250°W / 40.55083; -80.19250
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Government
 • Mayor Wayne Murphy
 • Borough Manager John Schwend
Area[1]
 • Total 1.68 sq mi (4.34 km2)
 • Land 1.50 sq mi (3.88 km2)
 • Water 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,680
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,649
 • Density 1,102.27/sq mi (425.50/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 42-22576
Website Borough of Edgeworth

Edgeworth is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, along the Ohio River approximately 14 miles (22.5 km) northwest of Pittsburgh. The population was 1,680 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

Edgeworth was established in 1904 and took its name from the Edgeworth Seminary, a school for girls that had relocated there in 1836. The school was named in honor of Irish writer Maria Edgeworth.[4] From early on, it became a bedroom community for managers and professionals escaping the industrial pollution of Pittsburgh.[5]

Geography[edit]

Edgeworth is located at 40°33′3″N 80°11′33″W / 40.55083°N 80.19250°W / 40.55083; -80.19250 (40.550767, -80.192590).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 10.00%, is water.

Surrounding and adjacent communities[edit]

Edgeworth has four land borders, including Leetsdale and Leet Township to the northwest, Bell Acres to the north, Sewickley Heights to the east, and Sewickley to the southeast. Adjacent across the Ohio River to the southwest are the townships of Moon and Crescent.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,229
1920 1,373 11.7%
1930 1,679 22.3%
1940 1,696 1.0%
1950 1,466 −13.6%
1960 2,030 38.5%
1970 2,200 8.4%
1980 1,738 −21.0%
1990 1,670 −3.9%
2000 1,730 3.6%
2010 1,680 −2.9%
Est. 2016 1,649 [2] −1.8%
Sources:[7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 1,730 people, 644 households, and 510 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,133.6 people per square mile (436.6/km²). There were 671 housing units at an average density of 439.7 per square mile (169.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.84% White, 1.97% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 644 households, out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 30.2% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

As of 2015, the estimated median income for a household in the borough was $155,170, and the median income for a family was $183,750. Males had median earnings of $143,125 versus $70,625 for females. About 1.2% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 1.1% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Education[edit]

Sewickley Academy, a private coeducational day school, is located in Edgeworth. Edgeworth Elementary School of the Quaker Valley School District is also located in Edgeworth.

Sewickley Academy Campus

Notable people[edit]

See also[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. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Edgeworth borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "What's in a name? For some, a bit of history". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 10, 1984. p. 2. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Borough History, Edgeworth Borough, retrieved April 25, 2017 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties" (PDF). 1880 United States Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Population-Pennsylvania" (PDF). U.S. Census 1910. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee" (PDF). Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 
  10. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "United States - Popular tables for this geography". U.S. Census Bureau. 

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