Braddock, Pennsylvania

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Braddock, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Braddock Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Braddock Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 6% Braddock Racial Diversity
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Braddock Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Braddock, Pennsylvania

Comparing Braddock 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
Racial Diversity 9 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 6
Age of the Population 4 3
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 8
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 5 7
Short Commute Times 3 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 8
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 4 4

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Braddock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15104
Phone Area Codes 412
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.403
Longitude -79.868

Braddock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Station DONORA 1 SW
Distance 16.4 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
Station SALINA 3 W
Distance 18.5 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
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Braddock Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,912 100%
Male 1,332 45.7%
Female 1,580 54.3%
Under 18 916 31.5%
18+ 1,996 68.5%
65+ 534 18.3%
Median Age 36.2
Average Family Size 3.24
White 877 30.1%
African-American 1,937 66.5%
Asian 7 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 20 0.7%
Mixed Race 67 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 44 1.5%

Estimated Braddock Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,744
Growth -168
Growth % -5.8%

Braddock 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.8%
Italian 6%
US/American 4.9%
African 4.8%
Irish 4.3%
Slovak 4.3%
Polish 3.5%
German 3%
English 1.3%
Slovene 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Slavic 0.5%
Jamaican 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.3%
Serbian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Braddock 2,912 $20,669
Braddock Hills 1,998 $40,517
Duquesne 7,332 $25,898
Forest Hills 6,831 $56,199
Rankin 2,315 $18,625
Swissvale 9,653 $35,929
Whitaker 1,338 $39,250

Braddock Public Libraries

Braddock Carnegie Library
Braddock, Pennsylvania
(412) 351-5357

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Braddock Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(412) 636-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Carnegie furnaces c1905

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Braddock furnaces (Edgar Thomson i.e. Thompson Works) between 1910 and 1920

Braddock furnaces (Edgar Thomson i.e. Thompson Works) between 1910 and 1920

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