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Edgewood, Pennsylvania
Borough
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
Government
 • Type Mayor–council
Area
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
978 ft (298 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,118
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,004
 • Density 5,117.55/sq mi (1,974.38/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
15218
Area code(s) 412
FIPS code 42-22520

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.

History

Edgewood was incorporated on December 1, 1888. 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.

Geography

Edgewood is located at 40°25′55″N 79°53′4″W / 40.43194°N 79.88444°W / 40.43194; -79.88444 (40.431868, -79.884321).

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 218
1890 616 182.6%
1900 1,139 84.9%
1910 2,596 127.9%
1920 3,181 22.5%
1930 4,821 51.6%
1940 4,697 −2.6%
1950 5,292 12.7%
1960 5,124 −3.2%
1970 5,138 0.3%
1980 4,382 −14.7%
1990 3,581 −18.3%
2000 3,311 −7.5%
2010 3,118 −5.8%
2019 (est.) 3,004 −3.7%
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2010 Census

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,118 people residing in Edgewood, a decrease of 5.8% since 2000. Of that total, 85.1% (2,653) identified themselves as White, 9.3% (290) as Black or African American, 2.6% (81) as Asian, 0.3% (10) as American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6% (19) as Other, and 2.1% (65) as Multiracial. There were 2.7% (84) of the population who identified as Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

Education

Edgewood Borough is served by the Woodland Hills School District.

Notable people

  • Frances Arnold, Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry. Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 2018.
  • David Conrad, actor
  • Willard Rockwell, businessman
  • James L. Swauger, archaeologist
  • Jane Grey Swisshelm, abolitionist and leading figure of the early woman's movement
  • George Westinghouse, inventor

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