Municipality of Murrysville, Pennsylvania

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Murrysville is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 18,872 at the 2000 census. It became a home rule municipality in August 1976.[1]

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Geography

Murrysville is located at 40°26′5″N 79°39′24″W / 40.43472°N 79.65667°W / 40.43472; -79.65667 (40.434828, -79.656724)[2]. It is roughly 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on U.S. Route 22, just east of the county line that separates Westmoreland and Allegheny counties.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 36.9 square miles (95.7 km²), of which, 36.9 square miles (95.6 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.

Among the neighborhoods within Murrysville are Murrysville Heights, Franklin Estates, Dunningtown, Newlonsburg, Ringertown, Sardis, and White Valley. Murrysville surrounds, but does not include, the Borough of Export, which is a separate municipal entity.

Government

Murrysville is governed by a mayor, who is elected every two years and has administrative powers, and a seven member council, whose members are elected every four years and have legislative powers.[3]

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 18,872 people, 7,083 households, and 5,630 families residing in the borough. The population density was 511.0 people per square mile (197.3/km²). There were 7,396 housing units at an average density of 200.3/sq mi (77.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.38% White, 0.61% African American, 0.05% Native American, 3.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

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