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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.

People

Total Population 5,413
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,182
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 73.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 83.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $169,596
% Above Poverty Level 95.5%
% Below Poverty Level 4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 15.3%
Median Gross Rent $0
Median House Value $548,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15%
US/American 0%
English 9.8%
Irish 18.8%

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

Fox Chapel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles NE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15238
Phone Area Codes 412
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.513
Longitude -79.88

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)

Station BAKERSTOWN 3 WNW
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Station SALINA 3 W
Distance 17.4 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
Station DONORA 1 SW
Distance 24 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aspinwall 2,795 $100,375
Blawnox 1,570 $45,461
Etna 3,432 $66,750

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

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