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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.

People

Total Population 19,803
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 9,523
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 50.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.2%
Median Earnings25+ $38,963
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,292
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,816

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,050
% Above Poverty Level 91.9%
% Below Poverty Level 8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 5.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.9%
Median Gross Rent $734
Median House Value $116,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.3%
Irish 21.9%

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

Baldwin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15234
Phone Area Codes 412
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.338
Longitude -79.979

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)

Station MCKEESPORT
Distance 5.9 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 DONORA 1 SW
Distance 13.3 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
Station SALINA 3 W
Distance 25.8 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Baldwin Township (15234)

Castl Shannon (15234)

Castle Shann (15234)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brentwood 9,598 $69,432
Castle Shannon 8,293 $61,099
Glassport 4,454 $41,693
Jefferson Hills 11,115 $88,866

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

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