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Churchill
Borough
Beulah Presbyterian Church, built in 1837, and located at Beulah and McCrady Roads in Churchill, PA.
Beulah Presbyterian Church, built in 1837, and located at Beulah and McCrady Roads in Churchill, PA.
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
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (6 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (6 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,011
 • Density 1,369/sq mi (528/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website Borough of Churchill

Churchill is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,011 at the 2010 census. The town was named from the hilltop Beulah Presbyterian Church.

Geography

Churchill is located at 40°26′18″N 79°50′38″W / 40.43833°N 79.84389°W / 40.43833; -79.84389 (40.438418, -79.843827).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all of it land.

Churchill borders five other municipalities: Wilkinsburg, Penn Hills, Wilkins Township and Forest Hills.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 430
1950 1,733 303.0%
1960 3,428 97.8%
1970 4,690 36.8%
1980 4,285 −8.6%
1990 3,883 −9.4%
2000 3,566 −8.2%
2010 3,011 −15.6%
Est. 2015 2,979 −1.1%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 3,566 people, 1,519 households, and 1,136 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,624.3 people per square mile (625.8/km²). There were 1,567 housing units at an average density of 713.8 per square mile (275.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 88.50% White, 8.41% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.93% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 1,519 households, out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 18.1% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $67,321, and the median income for a family was $74,969. Males had a median income of $52,259 versus $35,464 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $37,964. About 1.8% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Interstate 376, known (to east of downtown Pittsburgh) as the "Parkway East" by native Pittsburghers, runs through Churchill. Westbound I-376 from Churchill goes to Interstate 279 and downtown Pittsburgh, while eastbound I-376 goes to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. In addition, U.S. Route 22 (on the same road as I-376) travels through Churchill. Several bus lines of the Port Authority of Allegheny County travel through Churchill, offering service to downtown Pittsburgh west of Churchill, and also to Monroeville east of Pittsburgh, where Monroeville Mall and several Port Authority park-and-ride lots for bus commuters are located.

The Parkway East used to end at Churchill (in the traffic configuration just before it was extended to the Turnpike at Monroeville), with traffic having to continue ahead on U.S. 22—now business U.S. 22—to get from there to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. When the Parkway East ended there, there was a black-lettering-on-white-background sign "PARKWAY ENDS", because straight ahead there began to be grade-level intersections.


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