Bradford Woods, Pennsylvania

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Bradford Woods is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 1,149 at the 2000 census. It is part of the North Allegheny School District and participates in the multi-municipality Northland Public Library. It is home to Bradford Woods Elementary School, which is in the North Allegheny School District.

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Geography

Bradford Woods is located at 40°38′9″N 80°4′55″W / 40.63583°N 80.08194°W / 40.63583; -80.08194.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land. Its average elevation is 1,250 ft (381 m) above sea level.[2]

History

Bradford Woods, originally settled as a summer getaway, was incorporated as a borough on May 3, 1915, from Marshall Township.[3] The Pittsburgh, Harmony, Butler and New Castle (Harmony Line) interurban railway previously ran through Bradford Woods, where Forest Road is today. It provided a direct route to Pittsburgh, PA. A home rule government was established in 1974.[4]

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,149 people, 464 households, and 373 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,283.2 people per square mile (492.9/km²). There were 478 housing units at an average density of 533.8/sq mi (205.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.61% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

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