Trafford, Pennsylvania

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Trafford, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Trafford Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Trafford Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Trafford Well-Paid Single Women
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 17% Trafford Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Trafford Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Trafford, Pennsylvania

Comparing Trafford 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 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Racial Diversity 3 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
People Above Poverty 5 5
Median Family Income 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 5 7
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 6
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Housing Recently Built 2 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 9
Low Violent Crime 8 9

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Trafford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 13 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15085
Phone Area Codes 412
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.385
Longitude -79.759

Trafford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.7 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 SALINA 3 W
Distance 14.3 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
Station DONORA 1 SW
Distance 16.2 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
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Trafford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,236 100%
Male 1,504 46.5%
Female 1,732 53.5%
Under 18 636 19.7%
18+ 2,600 80.3%
65+ 813 25.1%
Median Age 42.8
Average Family Size 2.82
White 3,180 98.3%
African-American 22 0.7%
Asian 10 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 6 0.2%
Mixed Race 17 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.4%

Estimated Trafford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,106
Growth -130
Growth % -4%

Trafford 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 23.2%
German 16.1%
Irish 12%
Polish 6.9%
Slovak 6.8%
Scottish 5.8%
English 4.3%
Croatian 4.2%
Serbian 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
US/American 2.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.6%
Swedish 1.6%
Canadian 1.4%
Welsh 1.3%
Ukrainian 1.1%
Czech 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
British 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Russian 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
European 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Trafford 3,236 $40,236
East McKeesport 2,343 $38,000
Pitcairn 3,689 $34,226
Turtle Creek 6,076 $43,975
Wall 727 $32,500
White Oak 8,437 $47,019
Wilmerding 2,145 $31,667

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Trafford, Pennsylvania
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