Bell Acres, Pennsylvania

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Bell Acres is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 1,382 at the 2000 census.



Bell Acres is located at 40°35′32″N 80°10′34″W / 40.59222°N 80.17611°W / 40.59222; -80.17611.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13 km2), all of it land. Its average elevation is 965 feet (294 m) above sea level.[2]


Bell Acres was settled around 1808. The area was originally established as Sewickley Township on June 28, 1854. Bell Acres was incorporated as its own borough on March 14, 1960.[3]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,382 people, 520 households, and 412 families residing in the borough. The population density was 265.3 people per square mile (102.4/km²). There were 540 housing units at an average density of 103.6/sq mi (40.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.66% White, 1.09% African American, 0.65% Native American, 1.52% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

There were 520 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

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