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Overview

Introduction to Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 8 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

Bridgeville History

Bridgeville, which was named after the first bridge built at the crossing of Chartiers Creek at the south end of the current Washington Avenue, was originally named St. Clair Township. During the mid 18th century, this village was a part of the Upper St. Clair Township. It was incorporated as a borough in 1901.

Bridgeville and Nearby Attractions

  • National Aviary
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
  • Old Economy Historical Site
  • Sandcastle Water Park

Things To Do In Bridgeville

Built in the late 19th century the "National Aviary" features a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. It also focuses on the captive breeding of rare and endangered birds. The "Old Economy Historical Site" features the remains of a 19th century utopian village. Other nearby attractions include Sandcastle Water Park, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center.

Bridgeville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Bridgeville Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Carlow College, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham College, La Roche College and Saint Francis University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,091
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens20.8%
Employed Population 16+2,654
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married39.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.2%
Median Earnings25+$35,744
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,885
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,349

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,673
% Above Poverty Level89.1%
% Below Poverty Level10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation6.7%

Housing

People Living Alone42.5%
Median Gross Rent$725
Median House Value$125,000

Ancestry

Italian23%
Irish21.8%
Polish11.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.7%
English6.3%
Slovak4.9%
French Except Basque3.2%
Welsh2.4%
Swedish1.6%
Hungarian1.6%
Arab1.6%
Scottish1.4%
Syrian1.4%
Dutch1%
Lithuanian0.8%
Russian0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Slovene0.6%
Croatian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Iranian0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
German0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Australian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Bridgeville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Allegheny County
Standard Zip Codes15017
Phone Area Codes412
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.35
Approximate Longitude-80.1

Bridgeville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPITTSBURGH INTL AP
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 35 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches
StationWASHINGTON 3 NE
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip38.1 inches
StationBURGETTSTOWN 2 W
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carnegie7,935$56,118
Castle Shannon8,251$66,327
Dormont8,488$78,420
Heidelberg1,247$54,750
Oakdale1,512$80,326

Bridgeville Public Libraries

Bridgeville Public Library
505 MCMILLEN ST
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
(412) 221-3737

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Bridgeville Public Schools

Chartiers Valley Hs
50 Thoms Run Rd
ZIP: 15017
(412) 429-2273
High
Total Enrollment 1086
Chartiers Valley Ms
50 Thoms Run Rd
ZIP: 15017
(412) 429-2223
Middle
Total Enrollment 721
Chartiers Valley Primary Sch
125 Thoms Run Rd
ZIP: 15017
(412) 429-3270
Primary
Total Enrollment 750

Bridgeville Private Schools

Holy Child Catholic School
220 Station St
ZIP: 15017
Elementary
Total Enrollment 101
Montessori Children's Schoolhouse
150 Vanadium Rd
ZIP: 15017
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
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