dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania

Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 7 miles NE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

Fox Chapel History

Native Indians inhabited the area before James Powers arrived in 1790. The Fox Chapel Borough was carved out of the O'Hara and Indiana Townships. Following a court order, Fox Chapel was incorporated in 1934 despite resistance from inhabitants of the two townships. Later some inhabitants wanted to expand the borough because they felt that it had superior administration. The town was named after John Fox, a German immigrant who arrived in 1831. His daughter donated land to the Faith United Methodist Church with the desire that a chapel be named after her father.

Fox Chapel and Nearby Attractions

  • Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
  • Bushy Run Battlefield
  • Old Economy Historical Site
  • Point State Park
  • National Aviary
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Things To Do In Fox Chapel

The Andy Warhol Museum houses over 4,000 works by the artist. A utopian village of the nineteenth century can be seen at the Old Economy Historical Site. The place where native Indians fought the Pontiac's War in 1723 can also be accessed from Fox Chapel. Point State Park has been named a historic landmark because of its importance in the wars between the French and the Indians. The park is located at the apex of the Golden Triangle. Camping, fishing, boating, and hiking may be enjoyed at Raccoon Creek State Park.

Fox Chapel Transportation

Pittsburgh International is the nearest airport.

Fox Chapel Higher Education

Carlow College, Point Park University, and University of Pittsburgh are close to Fox Chapel.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,392
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+1,986
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married72.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher83.5%
Median Earnings25+$97,083
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$156,111
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone14.2%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$548,600

Ancestry

German26.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20%
Irish17.1%
English11.6%
Italian7.8%
Polish6.6%
Hungarian4.2%
Scottish3.3%
Greek2.2%
Swedish1.5%
French Except Basque1.5%
Czech1.3%
Dutch1.3%
Iranian1.3%
Welsh1.1%
Lithuanian1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Slovak0.8%
Russian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Canadian0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Slovene0.3%
+ Show More

Fox Chapel Almanac

CategoryValue
County
Phone Area Codes
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude
Approximate Longitude

Fox Chapel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBAKERSTOWN 3 WNW
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip39 inches
StationSALINA 3 W
Distance17.4 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
StationDONORA 1 SW
Distance24 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
Aspinwall2,773$111,053
Blawnox1,670$46,838
Etna3,415$59,654
Oakmont6,420$77,326
Sharpsburg3,421$50,625
Verona2,590$51,799
Sources :
Study Online in Fox Chapel
Additional Resources
Info for Fox Chapel Government Officials


Are you an official in the Fox Chapel government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.