Edgewood, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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.[7]

Edgewood, Pennsylvania
Edgewood's municipal building with its World War I memorial in the foreground
Location in Allegheny County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°25′55″N 79°53′4″W
CountryUnited States
  MayorJ. Edward Cook (D)[2]
  Total0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
  Land0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation978 ft (298 m)
  Density5,168.65/sq mi (1,994.10/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)412
FIPS code42-22520[6]
GNIS feature IDU.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: 1174013


Edgewood was incorporated on December 1, 1888.[1] 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 a historic train station. The Gardner-Bailey House is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Union Switch & Signal's primary factory was located near here for 106 years prior to its closure in 1986.[8] Its site is currently being used as a shopping center, Edgewood Towne Centre, which was established in 1990.[9]


Edgewood is located at 40°25′55″N 79°53′4″W (40.431868, -79.884321).[10]

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.

Government and Politics

Presidential Elections Results[11][12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 15% 320 81% 1,695 4% 77
2012 26% 530 72% 1,452 2% 36

Surrounding neighborhoods

Edgewood has four borders, including Wilkinsburg to the north, Braddock Hills to the east and southeast, Swissvale to the south and west, and the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Regent Square to the northwest.


Historical population
Est. 20183,012[5]−3.4%

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).[17]

2000 Census

At the 2000 census,[6] there were 3,311 people, 1,639 households and 824 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,600.2 per square mile (2,166.8/km²). There were 1,730 housing units at an average density of 2,926.1/sq mi (1,132.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 89.13% White, 7.85% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.48% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 1,639 households of which 19.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.7% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.75.

Age distribution was 17.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.

The median household income was $52,153, and the median family income was $68,281. Males had a median income of $47,292 versus $38,950 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $39,188. About 1.8% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.


Edgewood is governed by a mayor and borough council under the administration of Mayor J. Edward Cook (D), who took office in 2012.[2] The council is composed of seven members:

  • Justin Petrolla (R)
  • Marc Wallace (D)
  • George Fuller (R)
  • John Wainright (R)
  • Jack Bright (R)
  • Patricia Schaefer (D)
  • Jack Wilson (D)

Councilwoman Schaefer is the president of the council.[18]


Edgewood Borough is served by the Woodland Hills School District.


School tax millage rate- The Woodland Hills School District (shared with Braddock Borough, Braddock Hills Borough, Chalfant Borough, East Pittsburgh, Churchhill Borough, Forest Hills Borough, North Braddock Borough, Rankin Borough, Swissvale Borough, Turtle Creek Borough and Wilkins Township) in 2017 was 25.35. This ranked 7th highest/most expensive out of Allegheny County's 45 school districts [between East Allegheny SD (6th highest) and Upper Saint Clair SD (8thth highest)].[19]

Notable people

  • David Conrad, actor
  • James L. Swauger, archaeologist
  • Jane Grey Swisshelm, abolitionist and leading figure of the early woman's movement
  • George Westinghouse, inventor
  • Willard Rockwell, Business man
  • Samuel Lewis, NASA Rocket Scientist and OneWeb Satellite Engineer
  • William Burges, Immersive Technologies Extraordinaire
  • Francis Arnold, Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry. Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 2018.

See also


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  2. GOVERNMENT & ADMINISTRATION FOR EDGEWOOD BOROUGH, Borough of Edgewood, 2008. Accessed 2008-07-25.
  3. "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  6. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Edgewood borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  8. "Photographs from the Union Switch & Signal Collection". Historic Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2016-06-13.
  9. http://s3.amazonaws.com/pdfs.phillipsedison.com/000087/MP_EdgewoodTowneCenter_PA_000087.pdf
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  12. EL. "2016 Pennsylvani general election..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  13. "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  14. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  15. "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  16. "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee" (PDF). Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau.
  17. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Edgewood borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  18. GOVERNMENT & ADMINISTRATION FOR EDGEWOOD BOROUGH, Borough of Edgewood, 2014. Accessed 2014-03-25.
  19. EL. "Allegheny County Treasurer". Retrieved 1 September 2017.
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