Whitaker, Pennsylvania

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Whitaker is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States and is three miles upriver from Pittsburgh. The population was 1,338 at the 2000 census.



Whitaker is located at 40°23′58″N 79°53′12″W / 40.39944°N 79.88667°W / 40.39944; -79.88667 (40.399376, -79.886627).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (11.76%) is water.

Surrounding neighborhoods

Homestead, Munhall, West Mifflin


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,338 people, 560 households, and 384 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,427.0 people per square mile (1,722.0/km²). There were 620 housing units at an average density of 2,051.4/sq mi (797.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.65% White, 5.01% African American, 0.60% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 560 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

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