Munhall, Pennsylvania

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Munhall, Pennsylvania
Borough
The Carnegie Library of Homestead, built from 1896 to 1898, located in Munhall
The Carnegie Library of Homestead, built from 1896 to 1898, located in Munhall
Motto(s): Honoring the past, celebrating the present, and welcoming the future.
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°23′28.33″N 79°54′4.4″W / 40.3912028°N 79.901222°W / 40.3912028; -79.901222Coordinates: 40°23′28.33″N 79°54′4.4″W / 40.3912028°N 79.901222°W / 40.3912028; -79.901222
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Government
 • Mayor Richard Brennan
 • Council President Robert Falce
Area[1]
 • Total 2.39 sq mi (6.18 km2)
 • Land 2.30 sq mi (5.95 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,406
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 11,177
 • Density 4,863.79/sq mi (1,878.18/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 15120
Area code(s) 412
FIPS code 42-52320
Website www.munhallpa.us

Munhall is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on the west bank of the Monongahela River, 8 miles (13 km) south of the confluence of the Monongahela and the Allegheny rivers where the Ohio River begins. It abuts the borough of Homestead.

A large part of the Homestead Works of the Carnegie Steel Company existed in Munhall. Steel products were the only items made in Munhall in 1910 when 5,185 people lived here. In 1940, 13,900 people lived in Munhall. The population was 11,406 at the 2010 census.[3] Munhall, along with the boroughs of Homestead and West Homestead, are served by the Steel Valley School District.

History[edit]

A post office called Munhall was established in 1887.[4] The borough was formed on June 23, 1901, out of parts of Homestead and Mifflin Township, and named for John Munhall, the original owner of the town site.[5]

Attractions[edit]

The Homestead Library, located in Munhall, was donated by Andrew Carnegie in 1896. It has been restored and modernized during the last quarter of a century - new electrical lighting has been installed, computers for the use of visitors have been installed, and the gloominess inside has vanished. Additionally, there are indoor pools, basketball courts, and other recreational facilities.

In 2000, Continental Realestate Companies opened The Waterfront. This large "LifeStyle" shopping center was built on the former site of the Carnegie Steel Works. Most of the structures associated with the steel mills on this site were demolished during construction. Still standing in the Waterfront development are some of the brick stacks from the Homestead Steel Works. In addition, near the river is a former mill structure known as the Pump House which was restored by the developer.

The Byzantine Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, serving the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, is also located in the borough.

Geography[edit]

Munhall is located at 40°23′28″N 79°54′4″W / 40.39111°N 79.90111°W / 40.39111; -79.90111 (40.391202, -79.901221).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 4.55%, is water.

Surrounding and adjacent communities[edit]

Munhall has six land borders, including Whitaker to the east, West Mifflin to the south and east, West Homestead to the west, Homestead to the northwest, and the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Lincoln Place to the southwest and New Homestead to the south-southwest.

Across the Monongahela River, Munhall runs adjacent with (from north to southeast) the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Swisshelm Park, Swissvale and Rankin.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19105,185
19206,43824.2%
193012,995101.8%
194013,9007.0%
195016,43718.3%
196017,3325.4%
197016,574−4.4%
198014,535−12.3%
199013,158−9.5%
200012,264−6.8%
201011,406−7.0%
Est. 201611,177[2]−2.0%
Sources:[7][8][9][10][11]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 12,264 people, 5,364 households, and 3,239 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,311.2 people per square mile (2,049.9/km²). There were 5,780 housing units at an average density of 2,503.2 per square mile (966.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.78% White, 3.38% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 5,364 households, out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 20.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $32,832, and the median income for a family was $41,847. Males had a median income of $32,202 versus $24,029 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,052. About 9.7% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[12][13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 43% 2,309 56% 3,038 1% 83
2012 40% 2,108 59% 3,157 1% 46

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 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), Munhall borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Allegheny County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  5. ^ Ackerman, Jan (May 10, 1984). "Town names carry bit of history". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 6. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee" (PDF). Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 
  12. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  13. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvani general election..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  14. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/19990204021013/http://www.pasen.gov/members/sd45.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)<
  15. ^ "RIDGE, Thomas Joseph". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 

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