Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania

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Turtle Creek is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Pittsburgh. In 1900, 3,262 people lived here; in 1910, 4,995 people lived here, and in 1940, 9,805 people lived in Turtle Creek. The population was 6,076 at the 2000 census. George Westinghouse gave life to the place by constructing a manufacturing plant nearby. Turtle Creek takes its name from a small stream that flows into the Monongahela River. Before white settlers arrived, there was a small village of Native Americans living there from the Turtle Clan of the Iroquois Nation. (See: East Pittsburgh and Wilmerding.)



Turtle Creek is located at 40°24′29″N 79°49′18″W / 40.40806°N 79.82167°W / 40.40806; -79.82167 (40.408018, -79.821802)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.

Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods

Chalfant, East Pittsburgh, Monroeville, Wilkins Township, Wilmerding, North Versailles


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,076 people, 2,717 households, and 1,516 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,205.2 people per square mile (2,393.8/km²). There were 2,969 housing units at an average density of 3,032.1/sq mi (1,169.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 92.71% White, 5.17% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population.

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