Trafford, Pennsylvania

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Trafford is a borough in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Located near Pittsburgh in Western Pennsylvania, the borough lies primarily in Westmoreland County; only a small portion extends into Allegheny County. It was incorporated in 1904 from the northernmost corner of North Huntingdon Township, and was named by George Westinghouse for Trafford near Manchester, England. The population was 3,236 at the 2000 census.



Trafford is located at 40°23′2″N 79°45′32″W / 40.38389°N 79.75889°W / 40.38389; -79.75889 (40.383860, -79.758919)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,236 people, 1,526 households, and 900 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,258.6 people per square mile (873.7/km²). There were 1,631 housing units at an average density of 1,138.4/sq mi (440.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.27% White, 0.68% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 1,526 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.82.

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