Brackenridge, Pennsylvania

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Brackenridge is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, along the Allegheny River and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area.

The town is named for Henry Marie Brackenridge. The borough once had glass factories. An Allegheny Technologies steel mill, Allegheny Ludlum Brackenridge Works,[2] plays a prominent role in the community; although most of the facility is located in Harrison Township. The population stood at 3,421 in 1910 and at 6,400 in 1940. The population was 3,543 at the 2000 census. The borough is located within the Highlands School District.



Brackenridge is located at 40°36′30″N 79°44′32″W / 40.60833°N 79.74222°W / 40.60833; -79.74222.[3] The borough's average elevation is 827 feet (252 m) above sea level.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (7.27%) is water.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,543 people, 1,507 households, and 931 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,924.2 people per square mile (2,682.3/km²). There were 1,700 housing units at an average density of 3,322.4/sq mi (1,287.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.03% White, 3.44% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

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