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Overview

Introduction to Arnold, Pennsylvania

Arnold, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland county, is 15 miles NE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Part of the surrounding Pittsburgh metro area, the city is not isolated.

Arnold History

This region was originally settled by Major Andrew Arnold in 1852. However, its history dates back to 1781, when the area was purchased by Robert McCrea. This property later passed on to William Jack. The community was named in honor of Major Arnold, who purchased the land from the Jack family. Following the establishment of the Chambers Glass Company in 1891, the community experienced significant growth, and gradually developed into a thriving industrial town. Arnold was officially incorporated on January 14, 1896.

Arnold and Nearby Attractions

  • Bushy Run Battlefield
  • Frick Art & Historical Center
  • Rachel Carson Homestead
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • National Aviary
  • Caddie Shak Family Fun Park

Things To Do In Arnold

Bushy Run Battlefield marks the site of a Pontiac's War battle in which the Anglo-Indians won a decisive victory against the colonial rulers. Several hundreds of endangered and exotic birds can be seen at the National Aviary, while the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is home to over 4,000 animals of almost 500 different species. Situated in Pittsburgh's residential East End, Frick Art & Historical Center is a combination of museums and historical buildings spread across 5 acres. The city of Arnold is also close to several other historic sites and museums such as the Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Clayton - Henry Clay Frick Estate, Rachel Carson Homestead, and Fort Pitt Museum. Raccoon Creek State Park features a lake and offers facilities for boating, hiking, fishing, camping, and picnicking. Other popular destinations in the area include the Caddie Shak Family Fun Park, and Idlewild Park.

Arnold Transportation

Air transportation is available from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Arnold Higher Education

Colleges near Arnold include Penn State New Kensington, Carnegie Mellon University, and Chatham College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,019
Male Share of the Population42.7%
Female Share of the Population57.3%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+1,849
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married31.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.2%
Median Earnings25+$24,935
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$10,793
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,667

Wealth

Median Family Income$32,985
% Above Poverty Level63.7%
% Below Poverty Level36.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work12.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone40.8%
Median Gross Rent$629
Median House Value$58,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.6%
Italian18.7%
Irish13.9%
Polish7.5%
English5.3%
Slovak4.4%
Dutch2.6%
Hungarian1.8%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1.1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Arab0.6%
Syrian0.5%
Slovene0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Greek0.4%
African0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Russian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
German0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Arnold Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westmoreland County
Standard Zip Codes15068
Phone Area Codes724
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.56
Approximate Longitude-79.75

Arnold Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSALINA 3 W
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp15 to 37 F
Apr Temp33 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches
StationBUTLER 2 SW
Distance20.3 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
StationDONORA 1 SW
Distance29.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brackenridge3,220$56,544
Cheswick1,804$75,750
Lower Burrell11,527$72,431
New Kensington12,793$61,875
Springdale3,388$61,701
Tarentum4,481$46,056

Arnold Public Schools

Berkey Sch
1739 Victoria Ave
ZIP: 15068
(724) 335-1713
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Berkey Sch
1739 Victoria Ave
ZIP: 15068
(724) 335-1713
Roy A. Hunt El Sch
1701 Alcoa Dr
ZIP: 15068
(724) 335-2511
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Valley Ms
1701 Alcoa Dr
ZIP: 15068
(724) 335-2511
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