Green Tree, Pennsylvania

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Green Tree, Pennsylvania
Water tower, visible throughout the borough and surrounding areas
Water tower, visible throughout the borough and surrounding areas
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°24′54″N 80°2′59″W / 40.41500°N 80.04972°W / 40.41500; -80.04972Coordinates: 40°24′54″N 80°2′59″W / 40.41500°N 80.04972°W / 40.41500; -80.04972
CountryUnited States
CountyAllegheny County
 • Total2.08 sq mi (5.38 km2)
 • Land2.08 sq mi (5.38 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total4,432
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,328.67/sq mi (898.93/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-31256

Green Tree is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, and a suburb of Pittsburgh. The population was 4,432 at the 2010 census.[3]

The town is the hometown of U.S. Congressman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and Heroes star Zachary Quinto, both of whom were born in nearby Pittsburgh. Green Tree is connected to Pittsburgh via the Fort Pitt Tunnel.


Settled in 1793, the area stayed rural until the late 1800s, with paintings of the time showing farmland and a vineyard.[4] The community took its name from the local Green Tree Hotel.[5] Rook Station on the Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal Railway opened in 1904 which heralded an industrialisation of the area and the opening of a railroad yard and roundhouse.

Government and politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[6][7]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 45% 1,311 51% 1,459 4% 115
2012 50% 1,327 49% 1,287 1% 26


Green Tree is located at 40°24′54″N 80°2′59″W / 40.41500°N 80.04972°W / 40.41500; -80.04972 (40.414969, -80.049800).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land.

Surrounding communities[edit]

Green Tree has six borders, five with Pittsburgh neighborhoods: Oakwood and Westwood to the north, Ridgemont to the northeast, Banksville to the east, and East Carnegie to the west. The other border is with Scott Township to the south.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)4,832[2]9.0%

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 4,719 people, 1,974 households, and 1,383 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,247.7 people per square mile (867.6/km2). There were 2,026 housing units at an average density of 965.0 per square mile (372.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.21% White, 0.53% African American, 1.95% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population. 22.0% were of German, 20.5% Irish, 16.4% Italian, 8.9% Polish and 7.8% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,974 households, out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 19.4% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $54,159, and the median income for a family was $63,814. Males had a median income of $42,304 versus $33,438 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,480. About 1.7% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.


Wexford Health Sources has its headquarters in Foster Plaza Two in Green Tree.[15][16]

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining has its Appalachian Regional Coordination Center, including the Pittsburgh Field office and the National Mine Map Repository, in Three Parkway Center in Green Tree.[17]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Green Tree borough, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "Gallery of Paintings by Austin C. Wooster". Retrieved December 19, 2012.
  5. ^ Ackerman, Jan (May 10, 1984). "Town names carry bit of history". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 6. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  6. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  7. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvania general election results". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  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 "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  14. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  15. ^ "Contact Us." Wexford Health Sources. Retrieved on August 14, 2010. "Wexford Health Sources, Inc. 425 Holiday Drive Foster Plaza Two Pittsburgh, PA 15220."
  16. ^ Twedt, Steve. "Wexford Health works with inmates." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sunday April 12, 2009. Retrieved on August 14, 2010.
  17. ^ Bernhard, Karrie. "Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Appalachian Region". Retrieved 22 November 2011.

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of Pittsburgh
Succeeded by