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Etna, Pennsylvania
Borough
Etna’s Etna is For Everyone poster
Etna’s Etna is For Everyone poster
Motto(s): 
Etna is for Everyone
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location of Etna, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny County
Area
 • Total 0.79 sq mi (2.06 km2)
 • Land 0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.17 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,451
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,308
 • Density 4,531.51/sq mi (1,748.68/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
15223
FIPS code 42-24160
Etna Downtown Butler Street
Downtown Etna, named one of Pennsylvania's best main streets 2021

Etna is a green community just outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

In 2019 Etna was recognized as the first ever EcoDistrict. Etna is focused on social and environmental justice for its community, environment and neighbors through outreach and revitalization. Considered one part of the triboro EcoDistrict, Etna stands apart in its recognition of visual arts and attention to the importance of expression through art.

Annual Art Tour

Etna hosts an annual Art Tour in the last two weeks of September. The Etna Art Tour features tours of local art studios in the neighborhood, local food trucks and restaurants, neighborhood shops and live music.

River Front Trail

The Etna Riverfront Trail opened October 22nd 2021. The Etna segment of the Riverfront trail project will connect via bike path to a series of Riverfront Parks including Millvale, The North Shore, Sharpsburg and Aspinwall.

Downtown Etna's Butler Street corridor has a number of businesses including Divertido Gift Shop, Cop Out Pierogis, Betty's Upholstery, The Rear End Gastropub, The Shiny Bean Coffee Shop. [Honorable mention: Etna Print Circus]

Etna was named after the volcano Mount Etna, an allusion to blast furnaces, steel mills, galvanized-pipe works, and other manufacturers located there; historically a steel town with a blue collar community. In 1900, 5,384 people lived in Etna. In 1940, 7,223 lived there. The population was 3,451 at the 2010 census.

History

Etna was the terminus of the No. 2 Pittsburgh Railways streetcar service from downtown Pittsburgh, closed in 1952. From 1907 until 1931, it was a stop on the interurban Pittsburgh and Butler Street Railway, which linked Pittsburgh with Butler.

Geography

Etna is located at 40°30′1″N 79°56′56″W / 40.50028°N 79.94889°W / 40.50028; -79.94889 (40.500338, -79.948755).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Surrounding communities

Etna is situated on the north bank of the Allegheny River. It is bordered by Shaler Township to the west and north, by Sharpsburg to the east, and by Pittsburgh across the river to the south. Millvale is to the southwest, separated from Etna by part of Shaler Township.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,447
1880 2,334 61.3%
1890 3,707 58.8%
1900 5,384 45.2%
1910 5,830 8.3%
1920 6,341 8.8%
1930 7,493 18.2%
1940 7,223 −3.6%
1950 6,750 −6.5%
1960 5,519 −18.2%
1970 5,819 5.4%
1980 4,534 −22.1%
1990 4,200 −7.4%
2000 3,924 −6.6%
2010 3,451 −12.1%
Est. 2019 3,308 −4.1%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 3,924 people, 1,749 households, and 981 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,254.8 people per square mile (2,020.1/km2). There were 1,934 housing units at an average density of 2,589.9 per square mile (995.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.78% White, 0.76% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 1,749 households, out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.9% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $31,529, and the median income for a family was $41,577. Males had a median income of $31,386 versus $23,601 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,580. About 7.5% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.

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