Findlay Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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Findlay Township, Pennsylvania
Aerial view looking southwest over Route 576
Aerial view looking southwest over Route 576
Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania
Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°28′33″N 80°16′59″W / 40.47588°N 80.28313°W / 40.47588; -80.28313Coordinates: 40°28′33″N 80°16′59″W / 40.47588°N 80.28313°W / 40.47588; -80.28313
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny
Government
 • TypeBoard of Supervisors
Area
 • Total32.39 sq mi (83.89 km2)
 • Land32.38 sq mi (83.87 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,125 ft (343 m)
Population
 • Total5,060
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
5,638
 • Density174.10/sq mi (67.22/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
15026, 15071, 15108, 15126
Area code(s)724
FIPS code42-003-25904
WebsiteFindlay Township

Findlay Township is a township located west of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,060 at the 2010 census.[3]

The township is the home of Pittsburgh International Airport, which it shares with neighboring Moon Township to the east.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.6 square miles (84 km2), all of it land.

Surrounding neighborhoods[edit]

Findlay Township has four borders, including the townships of Moon to the east and northeast, North Fayette to the southeast, Robinson in Washington County to the southwest, and Independence in Beaver County to the northwest.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19704,602
19804,573−0.6%
19904,500−1.6%
20005,14514.3%
20105,060−1.7%
Est. 20165,638[2]11.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 5,145 people, 2,028 households, and 1,460 families residing in the township. The population density was 157.9 people per square mile (61.0/km²). There were 2,128 housing units at an average density of 65.3/sq mi (25.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.17% White, 1.63% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 2,028 households, out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,484, and the median income for a family was $55,930. Males had a median income of $40,173 versus $27,045 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,417. About 4.8% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government and Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[6][7]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 61% 1,723 38% 1,079 1% 95
2012 59% 1,413 40% 963 1% 29

Economy[edit]

Dick's Sporting Goods is headquartered in Findlay.[8][9]

Since mid-2014, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has had a large printing operation in the Clinton area of the township.[10]

Prior to its dissolution, MidAtlantic Airways had its headquarters on the grounds of Pittsburgh International Airport in Findlay.[11][12]

Since 1979 the RIDC has developed business and research park property adjacent to the airport.[13][14]

Education[edit]

West Allegheny School District serves the township. The Wilson School serves elementary school students.[15] West Allegheny Middle School and West Allegheny High School serve secondary students.

Western Allegheny Community Library serves Findlay Township, North Fayette, and Oakdale.[15]

Taxes[edit]

School tax millage rate- The West Allegheny SD (shared with Findlay Twp., North Fayette Twp. and Oakdale Borough) in 2017 was 18.51. This ranked 34th highest/most expensive out of Allegheny County's 45 school districts, between Avonworth SD (34th highest) and Quaker Valley SD (36th highest).[16]

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), Findlay township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  7. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvani general election..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Contact Us". Dickssportinggoods.com. Retrieved 2016-05-03. "DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. 345 Court Street Coraopolis, PA 15108"
  9. ^ "Map." Findlay Township. Retrieved on May 3, 2016.
  10. ^ Block, John Robinson; Shribman, David (2014-08-15). "Introducing the new Post-Gazette". post-gazette.com. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2014-09-19.
  11. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. March 30-April 5, 2004. 40.
  12. ^ Davis, Christopher. "MidAtlantic has 40 employees here, though carrier's HQ still up in the air." Pittsburgh Business Times. Friday August 15, 2003. Retrieved on January 9, 2010.
  13. ^ "Raising a ruckus over RIDC", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA, February 25, 1991
  14. ^ Shropshire, Corilyn (August 3, 2004), "Roofing firm plans to stay, add workers", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA
  15. ^ a b "School District & Library ." Findlay Township. Retrieved on May 3, 2016.
  16. ^ EL. "Allegheny County Treasurer". Retrieved 1 September 2017.

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