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Edgeworth, Pennsylvania
Newington, a historic site in the borough
Newington, a historic site in the borough
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
 • Total 1.67 sq mi (4.33 km2)
 • Land 1.50 sq mi (3.88 km2)
 • Water 0.18 sq mi (0.46 km2)
 • Total 1,680
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,100.94/sq mi (424.98/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 42-22576
Website Borough of Edgeworth

Edgeworth is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, along the Ohio River approximately 14 miles (22.5 km) northwest of Pittsburgh. The population was 1,680 at the 2010 census. Edgeworth is the wealthiest town in Pennsylvania.


Edgeworth took its name from the Edgeworth Seminary, and that was named in honor of Maria Edgeworth.


Edgeworth is located at 40°33′3″N 80°11′33″W / 40.55083°N 80.19250°W / 40.55083; -80.19250 (40.550767, -80.192590).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 10.00%, is water.

Surrounding communities

Edgeworth is located on the northeast bank of the Ohio River. It is bordered by Leetsdale and Leet Township to the northwest, by Bell Acres to the north, by Sewickley Heights to the east, and by Sewickley to the southeast. It is bordered across the Ohio River by Moon Township and Crescent Township.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,229
1920 1,373 11.7%
1930 1,679 22.3%
1940 1,696 1.0%
1950 1,466 −13.6%
1960 2,030 38.5%
1970 2,200 8.4%
1980 1,738 −21.0%
1990 1,670 −3.9%
2000 1,730 3.6%
2010 1,680 −2.9%
2019 (est.) 1,647 −2.0%

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,730 people, 644 households, and 510 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,133.6 people per square mile (436.6/km2). There were 671 housing units at an average density of 439.7 per square mile (169.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.84% White, 1.97% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 644 households, out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 30.2% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

As of 2015, the estimated median income for a household in the borough was $155,170, and the median income for a family was $183,750. Males had median earnings of $143,125 versus $70,625 for females. About 1.2% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 1.1% of those age 65 or over.


Sewickley Academy, a private coeducational day school, is located in Edgeworth. Edgeworth Elementary School of the Quaker Valley School District is also located in Edgeworth.

Sewickley Academy Campus

Notable people

  • Sidney Crosby, NHL centre
  • Glen Meakem, venture capitalist and radio host
  • Arthur Nevin, American composer, conductor, teacher, and musicologist
  • Ethelbert Nevin, American pianist and composer
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