Arnold, Pennsylvania

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Arnold is a city in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States and a suburb of Pittsburgh being in the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 5,667 at the 2000 census.

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History

The beginnings of the area show that around 1781, Robert McCrea purchased the land on which Arnold now stands. Sometime later William Jack gained the property of Arnold who later passed it on to Wilson Jack. The area of Arnold was first settled in 1852 by Major Andrew Arnold, who grew up in Kittanning. However, it did not become a separate borough until January 14, 1896. Before becoming a borough, Arnold was part of New Kensington.

Geography

Arnold is located at 40°34′39″N 79°45′52″W / 40.5775°N 79.76444°W / 40.5775; -79.76444 (40.577633, -79.764518).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²).0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (6.41%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,667 people, 2,589 households, and 1,439 families residing in the city. The population density was 7,706.6 people per square mile (2,956.8/km²). There were 2,976 housing units at an average density of 4,047.1/sq mi (1,552.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.84% White, 12.76% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

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