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Baldwin, Pennsylvania
North Zion Lutheran Church
North Zion Lutheran Church
Etymology: Henry Baldwin
"Just a Nice Place to Live!"
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Baldwin, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Baldwin, Pennsylvania
Baldwin, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Baldwin, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Baldwin, Pennsylvania
Baldwin, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Baldwin, Pennsylvania is located in North America
Baldwin, Pennsylvania
Baldwin, Pennsylvania
Location in North America
Country  United States
State  Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Incorporated October 27, 1950
 • Total 5.88 sq mi (15.23 km2)
 • Land 5.77 sq mi (14.95 km2)
 • Water 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
1,214 ft (370 m)
 • Total 19,767
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,386.56/sq mi (1,307.64/km2)
Demonym(s) Baldwinite
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 412
FIPS code 42-03928
School District Baldwin-Whitehall
Website Borough of Baldwin

Baldwin is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States (not to be confused with adjacent Baldwin Township), and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 19,767 at the 2010 census.


Baldwin is located at 40°21′26″N 79°58′10″W / 40.35722°N 79.96944°W / 40.35722; -79.96944. A thin strip of land which is still part of Baldwin stretches north along Becks Run Road, separating St. Clair and Hays, reaching all the way to the Monongahela River. It then forms the south bank of the river almost to the Glenwood Bridge, effectively surrounding Hays on three sides.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15 km2), of which, 5.8 square miles (15 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it is water. Its average elevation is 1,214 feet (370 m) above sea level.

Surrounding communities

  • North – Arlington (a Pittsburgh neighborhood)
  • North – South Side Flats (a Pittsburgh neighborhood)
  • North east – Hays (a Pittsburgh neighborhood)
  • East – West Mifflin (an Allegheny county borough)
  • South east – Pleasant Hills (an Allegheny county borough)
  • South – South Park (an Allegheny county township)
  • South west – Bethel Park (an Allegheny county borough)
  • West – Whitehall (an Allegheny county borough)
  • West – Brentwood (an Allegheny county borough)
  • North west – Carrick (a Pittsburgh neighborhood)
  • North north west – St. Clair (a Pittsburgh neighborhood)


The borough was named for Henry Baldwin (1780–1844), a U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Baldwin Borough was incorporated on October 27, 1950, from Baldwin Township.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 24,489
1970 26,729 9.1%
1980 24,714 −7.5%
1990 21,923 −11.3%
2000 19,999 −8.8%
2010 19,767 −1.2%
2019 (est.) 19,554 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census, there were 19,999 people in 8,193 households, including 5,776 families, in the borough. The population density was 3,465.5 people per square mile (1,338.2/km²). There were 8,883 housing units at an average density of 1,539.3 per square mile (594.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.20% White, 2.42% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 8,193 households, 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.4% of households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.92.

The age distribution was 21.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% 65 or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median household income was $40,752 and the median family income was $48,503. Males had a median income of $39,086 versus $28,458 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,918. About 3.9% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Borough of Baldwin welcome sign.

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