Edgewood, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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Edgewood is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, adjacent to the city of Pittsburgh. The population was 3,311 at the 2000 census, with an estimated 2006 population of 3,052.[5]

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History

Edgewood was incorporated on 1 December 1888.[1] Its historic landmarks include the Edgewood Borough Building where the police and fire servce 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.

Characterized by its tree-lined streets and Victorian homes, Edgewood boasts a small-town community feel while being minutes away from downtown Pittsburgh.

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).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

At the 2000 census[4], 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.

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