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Overview

Introduction to Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, in Beaver county, is 18 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Part of the surrounding Pittsburgh metro area, the city is not isolated.

Aliquippa History

The area, which was originally inhabited by the Delawares, Iroquois, and Shawnees, was an Indian village in the mid-1700s when French traders established professional relationships with the natives. Later, the British took over and named it "Logstown." White settlers established saw mills and grist mills in the 1770s. According to tradition, the community was named "Aliquippa" in honor of Queen Aliquippa, a pro-British Iroquois leader of the 18th century. The Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad entered the region in the late 19th century. A part of the Logstown community was incorporated as the Borough of Aliquippa in 1892, and in 1905, the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company founded a productive steel mill in Aliquippa. When this mill closed down in the 1980s, the city suffered major economic losses.

Aliquippa and Nearby Attractions

  • Old Economy Village
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Clayton - Henry Clay Frick Estate
  • National Aviary
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Beaver Creek State Park

Things To Do In Aliquippa

The city is home to several parks which provide opportunities for various sports and other activities. Some of the parks are Paul Corsi Jr. Park, Morrell Field, and Jesse Bell Walker Park. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and Fort Pitt Museum showcase exhibits that highlight the area's cultural and historical heritage. Old Economy Village, a place of historic interest near Aliquippa, is a restored 19th-century community established by the Harmony Society. Another popular place to visit is the National Aviary, which is home to more than 600 endangered and exotic birds.

Aliquippa Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport is located close by.

Aliquippa Higher Education

Community College of Beaver County, Geneva College, and Penn State Beaver are some of the colleges near Aliquippa.

People

Total Population 9,296
Male Share of the Population 45.1%
Female Share of the Population 54.9%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,667
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 32.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,970
% Above Poverty Level 70.3%
% Below Poverty Level 29.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.9%
Median Gross Rent $578
Median House Value $64,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.7%
Irish 10.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Aliquippa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 18 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Beaver
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15001
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.636
Longitude -80.24

Aliquippa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MONTGOMERY LOCK & DAM
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Station BAKERSTOWN 3 WNW
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Station BUTLER 2 SW
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Aliquippa, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mac Arthur (15001)

MacArthur (15001)

West Aliquippa (15001)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ambridge 6,931 $39,728
Baden 4,075 $62,794
Conway 2,198 $61,250
Freedom 1,621 $42,955

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Aliquippa Public Libraries

Library
B F Jones Memorial Library
663 FRANKLIN AVE
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
(724) 375-2900

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Aliquippa Hospitals

ALIQUIPPA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2500 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(724) 857-1212
Emergency Service: Yes

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Aliquippa High Schools

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HOPEWELL SHS
724-378-8565
Serves 963 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

ALIQUIPPA SHS
724-857-7500
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 461 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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