Leechburg, Pennsylvania

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Leechburg, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 17% Leechburg Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Leechburg, Pennsylvania

Comparing Leechburg 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 9 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Racial Diversity 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 5
People Above Poverty 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 4 6
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Housing Recently Built 1 4

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Leechburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 24 miles NE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Armstrong
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15656
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.626
Longitude -79.605

Leechburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SALINA 3 W
Distance 8.2 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
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Station INDIANA 3 SE
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
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Leechburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,386 100%
Male 1,087 45.6%
Female 1,299 54.4%
Under 18 503 21.1%
18+ 1,883 78.9%
65+ 566 23.7%
Median Age 42.7
Average Family Size 2.85
White 2,327 97.5%
African-American 30 1.3%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 23 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 0.7%

Estimated Leechburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,269
Growth -117
Growth % -4.9%

Leechburg 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 21.8%
German 20.4%
English 8.6%
Irish 7.6%
Polish 7%
US/American 6.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
Hungarian 5.5%
Slovak 4.6%
Scotch-Irish 3.2%
Scottish 1.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Croatian 0.8%
Slavic 0.7%
Austrian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

North Leechburg (15656)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Leechburg 2,386 $38,785
East Vandergrift 742 $30,000
Freeport 1,962 $40,000
Hyde Park 513 $39,519
North Apollo 1,426 $35,789
Vandergrift 5,455 $35,984
West Leechburg 1,290 $44,000

Leechburg Public Libraries

Leechburg Public Library
Leechburg, Pennsylvania
(724) 845-1911

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Leechburg High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 261 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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