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Overview

Introduction to Murrysville, Pennsylvania

Murrysville is in the Pittsburgh area. There are 18,872 residents in the town.

Murrysville History

The first establishment in the region was located in the present day Franklin Township during the 1780s. Jeremiah Murry arrived in 1781 and built a cabin and a grist mill. The Northern Turnpike was constructed in 1819, and a year later, Murry founded the community of Murrysville. The first commercial natural gas well in the nation was drilled in Murrysville in 1878. Soon after, gas was piped to Pittsburgh and began to be used in place of coal. The Pennsylvania Railroad reached Murrysville in 1866, and electric power service arrived by 1922.

Murrysville and Nearby Attractions

  • Bushy Run Battlefield
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • National Aviary
  • Keystone State Park
  • Lillian Kellman Nature Reserve

Things To Do In Murrysville

Murrysville has numerous parks featuring basketball, hockey, tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, trails, and picnic areas. Some of these parks are Bear Hollow Park, Chambers Park, Duff Park, Kovalczik Park, Murrysville Community Park, and Heritage Park. Lillian Kellman Nature Reserve is a wooded area offering facilities for hiking and biking. Artifacts and memorabilia of historical importance are housed in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Fort Pitt Museum, and Frick Art & Historical Center. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art includes collections of landscapes, portraits, and still lifes. Another place of historic interest is the Bushy Run Battlefield, which is the site of a Pontiac's War battle that occurred in 1763. At the National Aviary, visitors can view more than 500 exotic and endangered birds. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is another popular place to visit in the area.

Murrysville Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport is the closest major airport.

Murrysville Higher Education

Colleges near Murrysville are Penn State New Kensington, Seton Hill College, and Penn State McKeesport.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Murrysville Almanac

Category Value
County Westmoreland
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15668
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.44
Longitude -79.68

Murrysville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

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