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Edgewood, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Edgewood, Pennsylvania
Edgewood's municipal building with its World War I memorial in the foreground
Edgewood's municipal building with its World War I memorial in the foreground
Location in Allegheny County and the state of Pennsylvania
Location in Allegheny County and the state of Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Incorporated 1888-12-01[1]
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor J. Edward Cook (R)[2]
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[3] 978 ft (298 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,118
 • Density 5,200/sq mi (2,100/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 15218
Area code(s) 412
FIPS code 42-22520[4]
GNIS feature ID U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: 1174013

Edgewood is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, adjacent to the city of Pittsburgh. The population was 3,118 at the 2010 census.[5]


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Government 4
  • Notable people 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Edgewood was incorporated on December 1, 1888.[1] Its historic landmarks include the Edgewood Borough Building where the police and fire service are also housed; the First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood; the Edgewood Community House which is home to both CC Mellor Memorial Library and the Edgewood Club; Memorial Park; Koenig Community Field and Field House; Edgewood Primary School (which was originally a K-12 in Edgewood's own district but was incorporated into the Woodland Hills School District merger in 1982, and most recently serves as a K-6 school building); and an historic train station. The Gardner-Bailey House is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Edgewood is located at (40.431868, -79.884321).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.


At the 2000 census,[4] there were 3,311 people, 1,639 households and 824 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,600.2 per square mile (2,166.8/km²). There were 1,730 housing units at an average density of 2,926.1/sq mi (1,132.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 89.13% White, 7.85% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.48% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 1,639 households of which 19.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.7% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.75.

Age distribution was 17.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.

The median household income was $52,153, and the median family income was $68,281. Males had a median income of $47,292 versus $38,950 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $39,188. About 1.8% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.


Edgewood is governed by a mayor and borough council under the administration of Mayor J. Edward Cook (D), who took office in 2012.[2] The council is composed of seven members:

  • Justin Petrolla (R)
  • Marc Wallace (D)
  • George Fuller (R)
  • John Wainright (R)
  • Jack Bright (R)
  • Patricia Schaefer (D)
  • Jack Wilson (D)

Councilwoman Schaefer is the president of the council.[12]

Notable people

  • David Conrad, actor
  • James L. Swauger, archaeologist
  • Jane Grey Swisshelm, abolitionist and leading figure of the early woman's movement
  • George Westinghouse, inventor
  • Willard Rockwell, Business man
  • Samuel Lewis, NASA Rocket Scientist
  • William Burges, Immersive Technologies Extraordinaire

See also


  1. ^ a b EDGEWOOD BOROUGH INFORMATION, Borough of Edgewood, 2008. Accessed 2008-07-25.
  2. ^ a b c GOVERNMENT & ADMINISTRATION FOR EDGEWOOD BOROUGH, Borough of Edgewood, 2008. Accessed 2008-07-25.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  4. ^ a b c "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Edgewood borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee" (PDF). Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 
  12. ^ GOVERNMENT & ADMINISTRATION FOR EDGEWOOD BOROUGH, Borough of Edgewood, 2014. Accessed 2014-03-25.

External links

  • Edgewood Borough official website
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