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Overview

Introduction to Arnold, Pennsylvania

Arnold, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland county, is 15 miles NE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Part of the surrounding Pittsburgh metro area, the city is not isolated.

Arnold History

This region was originally settled by Major Andrew Arnold in 1852. However, its history dates back to 1781, when the area was purchased by Robert McCrea. This property later passed on to William Jack. The community was named in honor of Major Arnold, who purchased the land from the Jack family. Following the establishment of the Chambers Glass Company in 1891, the community experienced significant growth, and gradually developed into a thriving industrial town. Arnold was officially incorporated on January 14, 1896.

Arnold and Nearby Attractions

  • Bushy Run Battlefield
  • Frick Art & Historical Center
  • Rachel Carson Homestead
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • National Aviary
  • Caddie Shak Family Fun Park

Things To Do In Arnold

Bushy Run Battlefield marks the site of a Pontiac's War battle in which the Anglo-Indians won a decisive victory against the colonial rulers. Several hundreds of endangered and exotic birds can be seen at the National Aviary, while the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is home to over 4,000 animals of almost 500 different species. Situated in Pittsburgh's residential East End, Frick Art & Historical Center is a combination of museums and historical buildings spread across 5 acres. The city of Arnold is also close to several other historic sites and museums such as the Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Clayton - Henry Clay Frick Estate, Rachel Carson Homestead, and Fort Pitt Museum. Raccoon Creek State Park features a lake and offers facilities for boating, hiking, fishing, camping, and picnicking. Other popular destinations in the area include the Caddie Shak Family Fun Park, and Idlewild Park.

Arnold Transportation

Air transportation is available from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Arnold Higher Education

Colleges near Arnold include Penn State New Kensington, Carnegie Mellon University, and Chatham College.

People

Total Population 5,053
Male Share of the Population 42.8%
Female Share of the Population 57.2%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,898
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 29.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,500
% Above Poverty Level 65.7%
% Below Poverty Level 34.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 43.2%
Median Gross Rent $594
Median House Value $57,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 15.2%

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

Arnold Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles NE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15068
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.58
Longitude -79.766

Arnold 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 SALINA 3 W
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Station BUTLER 2 SW
Distance 20.3 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
Station DONORA 1 SW
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Barking (15068)

Parnassus (15068)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brackenridge 3,244 $57,551
Cheswick 1,758 $73,276
Lower Burrell 11,593 $69,405

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

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