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Overview

Introduction to Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, in Beaver county, is 18 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Part of the surrounding Pittsburgh metro area, the city is not isolated.

Aliquippa History

The area, which was originally inhabited by the Delawares, Iroquois, and Shawnees, was an Indian village in the mid-1700s when French traders established professional relationships with the natives. Later, the British took over and named it "Logstown." White settlers established saw mills and grist mills in the 1770s. According to tradition, the community was named "Aliquippa" in honor of Queen Aliquippa, a pro-British Iroquois leader of the 18th century. The Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad entered the region in the late 19th century. A part of the Logstown community was incorporated as the Borough of Aliquippa in 1892, and in 1905, the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company founded a productive steel mill in Aliquippa. When this mill closed down in the 1980s, the city suffered major economic losses.

Aliquippa and Nearby Attractions

  • Old Economy Village
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Clayton - Henry Clay Frick Estate
  • National Aviary
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Beaver Creek State Park

Things To Do In Aliquippa

The city is home to several parks which provide opportunities for various sports and other activities. Some of the parks are Paul Corsi Jr. Park, Morrell Field, and Jesse Bell Walker Park. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and Fort Pitt Museum showcase exhibits that highlight the area's cultural and historical heritage. Old Economy Village, a place of historic interest near Aliquippa, is a restored 19th-century community established by the Harmony Society. Another popular place to visit is the National Aviary, which is home to more than 600 endangered and exotic birds.

Aliquippa Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport is located close by.

Aliquippa Higher Education

Community College of Beaver County, Geneva College, and Penn State Beaver are some of the colleges near Aliquippa.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,173
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens19.5%
Employed Population 16+3,683
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married29.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,862
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$10,890
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,986

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,571
% Above Poverty Level66.8%
% Below Poverty Level33.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone39%
Median Gross Rent$584
Median House Value$72,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.9%
Italian15.8%
Irish10.4%
Polish3.4%
Serbian2.3%
English1.8%
Slovak1.8%
Croatian1.6%
Welsh1.6%
Russian1.2%
French Except Basque1%
Scottish0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
Greek0.9%
Swedish0.6%
African0.6%
Liberian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Czech0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
German0.1%
US/American0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Aliquippa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Beaver County
Standard Zip Codes15001
Phone Area Codes724
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.61
Approximate Longitude-80.25

Aliquippa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMONTGOMERY LOCK & DAM
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches
StationBAKERSTOWN 3 WNW
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip39 inches
StationBUTLER 2 SW
Distance22.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 59 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ambridge6,853$42,294
Baden4,033$54,076
Conway2,190$73,295
Freedom1,616$47,500
Monaca5,614$62,396
South Heights420$66,500

Aliquippa Public Libraries

B F Jones Memorial Library
663 FRANKLIN AVE
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
(724) 375-2900
Beaver Sys Admin Unit
109 PLEASANT DRIVE, SUITE 101
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
(724) 378-6227

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Aliquippa Public Schools

Aliquippa El Sch
800 Twenty-first Street
ZIP: 15001
(724) 857-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 694
Aliquippa Jshs
800 21st Street
ZIP: 15001
(724) 857-7500
High
Total Enrollment 462
Center Grange Primary School
225 Center Grange Rd
ZIP: 15001
(724) 775-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Hopewell El Sch
3000 Kane Road
ZIP: 15001
(724) 375-1111
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Hopewell Jhs
2354 Brodhead Rd
ZIP: 15001
(724) 375-6691
Middle
Total Enrollment 636
Hopewell Shs
1215 Longvue Ave
ZIP: 15001
(724) 378-8565
High
Total Enrollment 725
Independence El Sch
Rr 1 Box 103
ZIP: 15001
(724) 375-3201
Primary
Total Enrollment 265
Margaret Ross El Sch
1955 Maratta Rd
ZIP: 15001
(724) 375-2956
Primary
Total Enrollment 217

Aliquippa Private Schools

Bethel Christian School
4549 State Route 151
ZIP: 15001
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 39
Deliverance Temple Ministries Roots Christian Acad
392 Franklin Ave
ZIP: 15001
Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Gateway Licensed Private Academic School
100 Moffett Run Rd
ZIP: 15001
Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
Our Lady Of Fatima Elementary School
3005 Fatima Dr
ZIP: 15001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 147
The Hope Christian Academy
434 Franklin Ave
ZIP: 15001
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
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