Introduction to Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in Fayette county, is 39 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

Uniontown History

This area was originally used by the Delaware and Shuwanese Indians as hunting grounds. Henry Beeson founded the "Town of Union" on July 4, 1776, however, the community was popularly referred to as "Beesontown." A post office was built in 1789, and Uniontown was officially incorporated in 1796. The National Road arrived in 1800, which led to significant development. Fort Necessity was built by George Washington during the French and Indian War. Jim Delligatti, McDonald's franchise owner in the city, invented the popular hamburger "Big Mac" in 1967.

Uniontown and Nearby Attractions

  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield
  • Early American Farm Implements Museum
  • West Overton Village
  • Ohiopyle State Park
  • Caddie Shak Family Fun Park

Things To Do In Uniontown

West Overton Village, a place of historic interest near Uniontown, includes the birthplace of industrialist Henry Clay Frick, the Distillery Museum, and the Overholt Homestead. Friendship Hill National Historic Site, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, and Fallingwater are historic sites within 20 miles of the city. The Ohiopyle State Park, which occupies 19,000 acres, is situated on the Youghiogheny River Gorge. It offers facilities for boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking. The community also hosts the annual Uniontown Poultry & Farm Show in October.

Uniontown Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.

Uniontown Higher Education

Uniontown is home to Westmoreland County Community College - Uniontown Education Center, and Pennsylvania State University - Fayette Campus. California University of Pennsylvania, and West Virginia University are close by.


Total Population 10,150
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 20.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,324
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 33.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $28,006
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,139


Median Family Income $35,962
% Above Poverty Level 70.6%
% Below Poverty Level 29.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%


People Living Alone 44.7%
Median Gross Rent $513
Median House Value $76,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 14.3%

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

Uniontown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 39 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15401
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.911
Longitude -79.716

Uniontown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 77 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Oliphant Furnace (15401)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dunbar 1,085 $40,625
Fairchance 1,820 $44,688

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

Uniontown Public Libraries

Uniontown Public Library
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
(724) 437-1165
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Uniontown Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(724) 430-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

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Serves 1,094 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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