West View, Pennsylvania

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West View is a city in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,277 at the 2000 census.



West View is located at 40°31′6″N 80°2′1″W / 40.51833°N 80.03361°W / 40.51833; -80.03361 (40.518368, -80.033645)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

Surrounding communities

The borough of West View is surrounded by Ross Township. The borough and Ross Township comprise the North Hills School District.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,277 people, 3,149 households, and 1,908 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,210.8 people per square mile (2,781.8/km²). There were 3,304 housing units at an average density of 3,273.9/sq mi (1,263.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.62% White, 0.93% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 3,149 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

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