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Overview

Introduction to Baldwin, Pennsylvania

Baldwin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 7 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town is considered part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

Baldwin History

The region was originally settled around 1780. On February 24th, 1844, the township of Baldwin was created from portions of Jefferson, Mifflin, Upper St. Clair, and Lower St. Clair Townships. The community was named in honor of a Pittsburgh lawyer, Henry Baldwin. Mining became an important industry because of the presence of coal. During the mid-18th to late-19th century, the area also became known for its agricultural exports like whisky and cherries. On October 27, 1950, the borough of Baldwin was incorporated from parts of the township.

Baldwin and Nearby Attractions

  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Bushy Run Battlefield
  • Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • National Aviary
  • Point State Park

Things To Do In Baldwin

Check out the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Frick Art & Historical Center, and Fort Pitt Museum house artifacts which relay the story of the region's historical and cultural background. Exhibits in the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum depict the history of street railways. Bushy Run Battlefield, a place of historic interest, was the site of a 1763 battle in Pontiac's War which resulted in the victory of the Anglo-American forces. Old Economy Historical Site includes a utopian village established in 1824. Point State Park, National Aviary, and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium are other popular places to visit near Baldwin.

Baldwin Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Baldwin Higher Education

Colleges close to Baldwin include Carlow College, Carnegie Mellon University, Community College of Allegheny County, University of Pittsburgh.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,794
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens20%
Employed Population 16+9,871
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married49.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.4%
Median Earnings25+$40,129
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,465

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,232
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation5.3%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$739
Median House Value$120,600

Ancestry

German38.9%
Irish23.2%
Italian19%
Polish12.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12%
English5.5%
Slovak3.3%
French Except Basque2.4%
Hungarian2%
Ukrainian1.6%
Scottish1.2%
African1.1%
Croatian1%
Arab0.8%
Russian0.8%
Greek0.8%
Serbian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Lithuanian0.8%
Czech0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Kenyan0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Swiss0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Guyanese0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
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Baldwin Almanac

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Baldwin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMCKEESPORT
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.7 inches
StationDONORA 1 SW
Distance13.3 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
StationSALINA 3 W
Distance25.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brentwood9,550$67,982
Castle Shannon8,288$63,010
Glassport4,444$47,153
Jefferson Hills11,214$95,625
Pleasant Hills8,271$86,611
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