East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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East Pittsburgh is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, about 11 miles (18 km) southeast of the confluence of the Monongahela and the Allegheny rivers at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The population in 1900 stood at 2,883, and in 1910, at 5,615. As of the 2000 census, the borough population was 2,017, having fallen from 6,079 in 1940. George Westinghouse erected large works there which supplied equipment to the great power plants at Niagara Falls and for the elevated and rapid-transit systems of New York. Nearby, the George Westinghouse Bridge over Turtle Creek is a prominent fixture in that area, which is very near Braddock, Pennsylvania.

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Geography

East Pittsburgh is located at 40°23′49″N 79°50′24″W / 40.39694°N 79.84°W / 40.39694; -79.84 (40.396969, -79.839869).[1] The site is about 3 miles (4.8 km) outside of the easternmost city limits of Pittsburgh and about 10 miles (16 km) from city hall in Pittsburgh.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods

Chalfant, North Braddock, North Versailles (via Westinghouse Bridge or East Pittsburgh-McKeesport Blvd.), Turtle Creek

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,017 people, 936 households, and 496 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,163.5 people per square mile (1,996.8/km²). There were 1,107 housing units at an average density of 2,833.9/sq mi (1,095.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 76.10% White, 20.92% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 2.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

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