Introduction to Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 8 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town, which is included in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, had 5,341 residents as of the 2000 census.

Bridgeville History

Bridgeville, which was named after the first bridge built at the crossing of Chartiers Creek at the south end of the current Washington Avenue, was originally named St. Clair Township. During the mid 18th century, this village was a part of the Upper St. Clair Township for nearly 100 years. It was incorporated as a borough in 1901.

Bridgeville and Nearby Attractions

  • National Aviary
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
  • Old Economy Historical Site
  • Sandcastle Water Park

Things To Do In Bridgeville

Built in the late 19th century the "National Aviary" features a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. It also focuses on the captive breeding of rare and endangered birds. The "Old Economy Historical Site" features the remains of a 19th century utopian village. Other nearby attractions include Sandcastle Water Park, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center.

Bridgeville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Bridgeville Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Carlow College, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham College, La Roche College and Saint Francis University.


Total Population 5,142
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 22.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,539
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 40%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.9%
Median Earnings25+ $34,456
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,929


Median Family Income $61,577
% Above Poverty Level 89.5%
% Below Poverty Level 10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.9%
% Using Public Transportation 9.6%


People Living Alone 45.6%
Median Gross Rent $650
Median House Value $112,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 22.4%

Bridgeville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15017
Phone Area Codes 412
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.356
Longitude -80.11

Bridgeville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 35 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Distance 12.6 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 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carnegie 7,960 $50,987
Castle Shannon 8,317 $65,313
Dormont 8,565 $71,365
Heidelberg 1,321 $54,750

Bridgeville Public Libraries

Bridgeville Public Library
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
(412) 221-3737

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Bridgeville High Schools

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Serves 1,133 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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