Kennedy Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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Kennedy Township
Motto: A Great Place To Live, Work, and Worship
Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania
Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°28′45″N 80°6′23″W / 40.47917°N 80.10639°W / 40.47917; -80.10639Coordinates: 40°28′45″N 80°6′23″W / 40.47917°N 80.10639°W / 40.47917; -80.10639
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
 • Total 5.5 sq mi (14.2 km2)
 • Land 5.4 sq mi (14.1 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,672
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (540/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 15136
Area code(s) 412

Kennedy Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. Conveniently located 10 miles west of Downtown Pittsburgh and 12 miles east of Pittsburgh International Airport. The population was 7,672 at the 2010 census.[1]

Kennedy Township's Welcome Sign


Kennedy Township is situated in the award winning Montour School District. David E. Williams Middle School is located within the township. Elementary students attend either J.W. Burkett Elementary or Forest Grove Elementary School.

St. Malachy Catholic School is also located in Kennedy Township.

St. Malachy Catholic School

Kennedy is home to several churches: St. Malachy Catholic Church, Kenmawr United Presbyterian, and Kennedy First Alliance.

St. Malachy Catholic Church in Kennedy
Intersection of Pine Hollow Road and Fairhaven Road, two of the main thoroughfares in Kennedy

The first restaurant located in Kennedy Township was the Stroll Inn, which is still in operation.


The Kenmawr Conservation Area is a 60 acre wooded nature park owned and maintained by the Hollow Oak Land Trust. The perennial stream that runs the length of the park is an unnamed tributary of Moon Run. Informal trails meander through the scenic valley.


Kennedy Township is located at 40°28′45″N 80°6′23″W / 40.47917°N 80.10639°W / 40.47917; -80.10639 (40.479292, -80.106395).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14 km2), of which 5.4 square miles (14 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 0.91%, is water.

Surrounding communities[edit]

Kennedy Township is bordered by the borough of McKees Rocks to the east, the Windgap and Fairywood neighborhoods within the city of Pittsburgh to the southeast, Robinson Township to the south and west, Neville Township on an island in the Ohio River to the north, and Stowe Township to the northeast.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,504 people, 2,917 households, and 2,190 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,378.3 people per square mile (532.6/km²). There were 2,980 housing units at an average density of 547.3/sq mi (211.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.64% White, 0.51% African American, 0.01% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. 0.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Looking west on Pine Hollow Road, Kennedy's main street

There were 2,917 households, out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.93.

Kenmawr United Presbyterian

In the township the population was spread out, with 20.5% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

Allegheny Valley School, formerly Kenmawr Elementary and then Miller School of Dance, is a special needs school in Kennedy.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,057, and the median income for a family was $56,339. Males had a median income of $41,062 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,148. About 2.0% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable People[edit]

Gary Vituccio, who served as township manager from 2005-2009 was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals for their inaugural season of 1968-69.


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