Rankin, Pennsylvania

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Rankin is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, 8 miles (13 km) south of Pittsburgh on the Monongahela River. Early in the 20th century, Rankin specialized in manufacturing steel and wire goods. In 1900, 3,775 people lived in Rankin; in 1910, 6,042 people lived in Rankin; and in 1940, 7,470 people lived in Rankin. The population was 2,315 at the 2000 census.



Rankin is located at 40°24′40″N 79°52′44″W / 40.41111°N 79.87889°W / 40.41111; -79.87889 (40.411069, -79.878884).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (12.00%) is water.

Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods

Braddock, Braddock Hills, Swissvale, Whitaker (via Rankin Bridge)


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,315 people, 1,002 households, and 603 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,299.5 people per square mile (2,031.4/km²). There were 1,126 housing units at an average density of 2,577.6/sq mi (988.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 27.99% White, 69.33% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population. 6.8% were of Italian and 5.2% Slovak ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.8% spoke English, 1.2% Spanish and 1.0% Slovak as their first language.

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