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Overview

Introduction to Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 8 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

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. 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.

People

Total Population 5,135
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 22.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,613
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 38.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,183
% Above Poverty Level 90.3%
% Below Poverty Level 9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 7.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 44.9%
Median Gross Rent $675
Median House Value $116,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 25.8%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station PITTSBURGH INTL AP
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
Station WASHINGTON 3 NE
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
Station BURGETTSTOWN 2 W
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 7,953 $53,000
Castle Shannon 8,293 $61,099
Dormont 8,555 $73,818
Heidelberg 1,324 $56,250

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

Bridgeville Public Libraries

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Bridgeville Public Library
441 STATION ST
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
(412) 221-3737

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Bridgeville High Schools

CHARTIERS VALLEY HS
412-429-2273
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,133 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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