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Overview

Introduction to Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 10 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town is in the Pittsburgh area.

Coraopolis History

The area now known as Coraopolis was initially called "Middletown." Capt. Robert Vance, a native of Virginia and the first settler, constructed a stone blockhouse and a log stockade building in 1795. The Watson family built Coraopolis' first saw mill. The Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad entered the region in 1877, and development took place along this railroad. The community was officially incorporated in 1886, and named "Coraopolis" in honor of Cora Watson, a daughter of the Watson family. The community's name is also the Greek word for "city." Following the discovery of oil in Coraopolis in 1890, the area experienced a population explosion.

Coraopolis and Nearby Attractions

  • Old Economy Historical Site
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Fort Pitt Museum
  • National Aviary
  • Raccoon Creek State Park
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Things To Do In Coraopolis

Exhibits housed in the Fort Pitt Museum depict the history of the region during the French and Indian War. Old Economy Historical Site marks the area where a utopian community was established by the Harmony Society in 1824. Coraopolis also offers easy access to other museums and historic sites like the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, George Westinghouse Museum, Andy Warhol Museum, and Clayton - Henry Clay Frick Estate. Raccoon Creek State Park, which is situated on more than 7,300 acres, features a lake and offers opportunities for boating, hiking, fishing, camping, and picnicking. National Aviary, which is home to more than 600 endangered and exotic birds, is another popular attraction near Coraopolis.

Coraopolis Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Coraopolis Higher Education

Colleges near Coraopolis are Community College of Allegheny County, Robert Morris College, Point Park University, and La Roche College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,617
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens19.5%
Employed Population 16+2,716
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married37.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,465
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,739

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,976
% Above Poverty Level83.2%
% Below Poverty Level16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone42.6%
Median Gross Rent$674
Median House Value$91,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25%
Italian21.9%
Irish12.9%
English6.5%
Polish6.2%
Scottish2.8%
Brazilian2.4%
Slovak2.2%
Slovene1.6%
Austrian1.5%
French Except Basque1.4%
Hungarian1.1%
Russian1.1%
Ukrainian1%
Lithuanian0.8%
Croatian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Arab0.5%
German0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Coraopolis Almanac

CategoryValue
County Allegheny County
Standard Zip Codes15108
Phone Area Codes412
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.51
Approximate Longitude-80.16

Coraopolis 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
Distance3.7 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
StationBAKERSTOWN 3 WNW
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip39 inches
StationBURGETTSTOWN 2 W
Distance16.8 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
Ben Avon1,774$110,125
Ben Avon Heights349$161,667
Edgeworth1,639$184,063
Emsworth2,443$77,105
Leetsdale1,287$57,614
Sewickley3,852$98,505

Coraopolis Public Libraries

Coraopolis Memorial Library
601 SCHOOL ST
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
(412) 264-3502

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Coraopolis Public Schools

Cornell El Sch
1099 Maple Street Ext
ZIP: 15108
(412) 264-5010
Primary
Total Enrollment 365
Cornell Hs
1099 Maple St
ZIP: 15108
(412) 264-5010
High
Total Enrollment 284
David E Williams Ms
Porters Hollow Rd
ZIP: 15108
(412) 771-8802
Middle
Total Enrollment 839
Forest Grove El Sch
1 Forest Grove Rd
ZIP: 15108
(412) 264-6452
Primary
Total Enrollment 606

Coraopolis Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center
700 Commerce Dr
ZIP: 15108
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart High School
1504 Woodcrest Ave
ZIP: 15108
Secondary
Total Enrollment 361
Pumpkin Patch Preschool & Kindergarten
1555 Brodhead Rd
ZIP: 15108
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
St Malachy School
343 Forest Grove Rd
ZIP: 15108
Elementary
Total Enrollment 201
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