Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania

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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania

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Belle Vernon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Belle Vernon Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Belle Vernon Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 12% Belle Vernon Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania

Comparing Belle Vernon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
Median Family Income 4 3
People Above Poverty 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Short Commute Times 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Belle Vernon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 22 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15012
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.125
Longitude -79.877

Belle Vernon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DONORA 1 SW
Distance 2.9 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
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.1 inches
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
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Belle Vernon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,211 100%
Male 540 44.6%
Female 671 55.4%
Under 18 207 17.1%
18+ 1,004 82.9%
65+ 349 28.8%
Median Age 44.9
Average Family Size 2.89
White 1,164 96.1%
African-American 26 2.1%
Asian 5 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 12 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.9%

Estimated Belle Vernon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,163
Growth -48
Growth % -4%

Belle Vernon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 30.6%
German 14.8%
English 9.9%
Polish 8.1%
Irish 7.4%
US/American 5.6%
Hungarian 3.5%
Slovak 3.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Czechoslovakian 1.9%
Finnish 1.8%
Scottish 1.8%
Russian 1.6%
Dutch 0.9%
Austrian 0.9%
Croatian 0.9%
Syrian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Belle Vernon 1,211 $36,094
Allenport 549 $32,250
Charleroi 4,871 $31,699
Dunlevy 397 $35,417
Monessen 8,669 $37,269
North Charleroi 1,409 $36,131
Stockdale 555 $33,750

Belle Vernon Public Libraries

Belle Vernon Public Library
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
(724) 929-6642
Rostraver Public Library
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
(724) 379-5511

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Serves 902 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

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