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Bradford Woods, Pennsylvania
Borough of Bradford Woods
Intersection at the center of the community
Intersection at the center of the community
Etymology: Thomas Bradford
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
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Incorporated May 3, 1915
 • Total 0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Land 0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,250 ft (380 m)
 • Total 1,171
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,282.02/sq mi (495.12/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 724
FIPS code 42-08064
School District North Allegheny

Bradford Woods is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 1,171 at the 2010 census. It is part of the North Allegheny School District and participates in the multi-municipality Northland Public Library. It is home to Bradford Woods Elementary School, which is in the North Allegheny School District.


Bradford Woods is located at 40°38′9″N 80°4′55″W / 40.63583°N 80.08194°W / 40.63583; -80.08194.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land. Its average elevation is 1,250 ft (381 m) above sea level.


Bradford Woods, originally settled as a summer getaway, was incorporated as a borough on May 3, 1915, from Marshall Township. The Pittsburgh, Harmony, Butler and New Castle (Harmony Line) interurban railway previously ran through Bradford Woods, where Forest Road is today. It provided a direct route to Pittsburgh. A home rule government was established in 1974.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 213
1930 370 73.7%
1940 374 1.1%
1950 458 22.5%
1960 866 89.1%
1970 970 12.0%
1980 1,264 30.3%
1990 1,329 5.1%
2000 1,149 −13.5%
2010 1,171 1.9%
2019 (est.) 1,141 −2.6%

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,149 people, 464 households, and 373 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,283.2 people per square mile (492.9/km2). There were 478 housing units at an average density of 533.8 per square mile (205.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.61% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 464 households, out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.6% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 18.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 39.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $92,820, and the median income for a family was $100,329. Males had a median income of $70,313 versus $43,125 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $51,462. About 1.1% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.


  • Grammy-winning singer Christina Aguilera grew up in Bradford Woods for most of her childhood up to around the time she started recording her debut album. In a 2002 episode of MTV Diary she returns to the area, and the owners of her former home on Bradford Road allow her to tour her old house.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers former Pro Bowl Lineman Chris Hoke currently resides in Bradford Woods.
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