Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2014: 15,813 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.6%
 
Males: 7,126  (45.1%)
Females: 8,687  (54.9%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 15221.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,300 (it was $26,621 in 2000)
Wilkinsburg:

$32,300
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,211 (it was $16,890 in 2000)

Wilkinsburg borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $71,875 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
Wilkinsburg:

$71,875
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $164,361; Detached houses: $169,434; Townhouses or other attached units: $140,609; In 2-unit structures: $118,355; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $109,962; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,502; Mobile homes: $29,891

Median gross rent in 2013: $739.

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  • Races in Wilkinsburg, PA (2013)

    Wilkinsburg races chart
    • 9,91061.9%Black alone
    • 4,80530.0%White alone
    • 7764.8%Two or more races
    • 2801.7%Hispanic
    • 2301.4%Asian alone
    • 280.2%American Indian alone
    • 180.1%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Wilkinsburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wilkinsburg: 94.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (7.2%), Subsaharan African (6.7%), Italian (5.8%), Irish (5.7%), English (3.4%), Polish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/1890

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 2.30 square miles.

Population density: 6,866 people per square mile   (high).

Wilkinsburg,PA real estate house value index trend

Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Wilkinsburg:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wilkinsburg borough:

  • Never married: 47.2%
  • Now married: 25.3%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

485 residents are foreign born (1.2% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.9% Europe, 0.6% Africa).

This borough:

3.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,551 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,316 (2.5%)

Wilkinsburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (5.3 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (251.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Edgewood borough, PA (1.0 miles ), Swissvale borough, PA (1.2 miles ), Braddock Hills borough, PA (1.3 miles ), Churchill borough, PA (1.3 miles ), Forest Hills borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Rankin borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Braddock borough, PA (1.7 miles ), North Braddock borough, PA (1.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.44 N, Longitude: 79.88 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,828 (-17.7%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 763 (10.5%)

Wilkinsburg household income distribution Wilkinsburg home values distribution

Property values in Wilkinsburg, PA


Crime rates in Wilkinsburg by Year
Type 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014
Murders 161022834
per 100,000 5.231.955.511.411.446.117.625.2
Rapes 121286117713
per 100,000 62.263.844.434.162.840.341.181.9
Robberies 8181487165858038
per 100,000 420.1430.4266.3403.8371.3489.9469.3239.4
Assaults 971109911410611213185
per 100,000 503.1584.5549.3648.4605.6645.5768.5535.6
Burglaries 239228274220261300273152
per 100,000 1,239.61,211.51,520.21,251.21,491.11,729.01,601.5957.7
Thefts 293346285262279291279272
per 100,000 1,519.71,838.51,581.21,490.11,593.91,677.11,636.71,713.8
Auto thefts 18618713911388626342
per 100,000 964.7993.6771.2642.7502.7357.3369.6264.6
Arson 7114101151111
per 100,000 36.358.422.256.962.828.864.569.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.4) 530.9621.3589.1518.4533.5640.6591.2468.7

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Crime rate in Wilkinsburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 25 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Pennsylvania average:

2.59
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,782 (-8.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Wilkinsburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wilkinsburg-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the Wilkinsburg borough center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/3/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the borough center killed 2 people and injured 70 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wilkinsburg-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 77.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 104.4 miles away from Wilkinsburg center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 267.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 202.5 miles away from Wilkinsburg center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 224.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Allegheny County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wilkinsburg topographic map

Birthplace of: Dick Groat - Baseball player, Charles S. Mitchell - Newspaper publisher and editor, Gary E. Martin - Spectroscopist and businessperson, George S. Schairer - Aerospace engineer, James A. Graham - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Vic Fusia - Football coach, W.W. Bartley, III - Philosopher, Bunny Yeager - Photgrapher, Charlie Deal - Baseball player, Daniel Carter (musician) - Jazz saxophonist.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Wilkinsburg: James A. Graham.

Hospitals and medical centers near Wilkinsburg:

  • VILLAGE AT PENNWOOD (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; PITTSBURGH, PA)
  • WILKINS HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; PITTSBURGH, PA)
  • DCI RENAL SERVICES OF PITTSBURGH, LLC - POINT BREEZE (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; PITTSBURGH, PA)
  • WOODWELL (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; PITTSBURGH, PA)
  • FORBES METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 1 miles away; PITTSBURGH, PA)
  • LIFECARE HOSPITALS OF PITTSBURGH INC (Hospital, about 1 miles away; PITTSBURGH, PA)
  • FORBES METROPOLITAN HOSP SKLD/NRS UNIT (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; PITTSBURGH, PA)

Amtrak stations near Wilkinsburg:

  • 7 miles: PITTSBURGH (1100 LIBERTY AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: GREENSBURG (HARRISON AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilkinsburg:

  • Carnegie Mellon University (about 4 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; Full-time enrollment: 14,186)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (about 5 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 27,137)
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division (about 6 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 11,040)
  • Duquesne University (about 7 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 8,211)
  • Point Park University (about 7 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 3,525)
  • Community College of Allegheny County (about 8 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 13,486)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 17 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,805)

Public high school in Wilkinsburg:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wilkinsburg:

  • TURNER EL SCH (Students: 301, Location: 1833 LAKETON RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • KELLY EL SCH (Location: 400 KELLY AVE, Grades: PK-6)

Private elementary/middle school in Wilkinsburg:

  • SISTER THEA BOWMAN ACADEMY (Students: 245, Location: 721 REBECCA AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Wilkinsburg

Library in Wilkinsburg:

  • WILKINSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $700,222; Location: 605 ROSS AVE; 61,469 books; 15,627 e-books; 1,681 audio materials; 4,671 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 16 other licensed databases; 169 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wilkinsburg: First Years Day Care Center (A), Gibbs Rest Home (B), Hosanna House (C), Johnston Elementary School Library (D), Kelly Elementary School Library (E), Learning Tree Day Care Center (F), Wilkinsburg Academy (G), Wilkinsburg Borough Hall (H), Wilkinsburg Junior-Senior High School Library (I), Wilkinsburg Police Department (J), Wilkinsburg Public Library (K), Wilkinsburg Volunteer Fire Department Station 305 (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wilkinsburg include: Victory Temple Original Church of God (A), Trinity Lutheran Church of the Deaf (B), Shiloh Apostolic Church (C), Shalom Apostolic Church (D), Saint Mark African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (E), Saint James Roman Catholic Church (F), Ross Avenue United Methodist Church (G), Reconciliation Church (H), Prince Hall Masonic Temple (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Woodlawn Cemetery (1), Saint Nicholas Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Wilkinsburg: Graham Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Allegheny County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 111. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

111
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.269. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.269
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 10.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.95
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0177. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0177
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.1%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.9% for Black residents, 25.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.8% for American Indian residents, 33.8% for other race residents, 32.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  1.9 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  42.7%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Wilkinsburg in 2010:

  • 135 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 104 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 25 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Wilkinsburg in 2000:

  • 218 people in nursing homes
  • 123 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Wilkinsburg (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Wilkinsburg Branch at 901 Wood Street, branch established on 1947/11/17. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Wilkinsburg Branch at 701 Penn Avenue, branch established on 1953/11/28. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Wilkinsburg travel time to work - commute Wilkinsburg mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wilkinsburg borough (based on Allegheny County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic460,672183
Mainline Protestant139,551414
Evangelical Protestant78,101349
Other38,78198
Black Protestant14,26875
Orthodox9,60629
None482,369-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 209
Allegheny County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 133
Allegheny County:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 297
Allegheny County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 993
Here:

8.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Allegheny County:

26.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.6%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wilkinsburg:

45.7%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Wilkinsburg:

29.9
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wilkinsburg:

18.8%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wilkinsburg:

13.4%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.2%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

54.0%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Wilkinsburg:

81.6%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wilkinsburg, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$10,384$41,5360$0
Other Government Administration 13$25,427$23,4710$0
Police Protection - Officers 26$150,507$69,46521$39,807
Police - Other 6$23,470$46,9400$0
Firefighters 29$166,272$68,8020$0
Streets and Highways 9$38,461$51,2810$0
Local Libraries 9$35,436$47,2489$12,491
Totals for Government 95$449,957$56,83730$52,298

Wilkinsburg government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $251,000 ($15.87)
    Fire Protection: $109,000 ($6.89)
    General Public Buildings: $36,000 ($2.28)
    General: $21,000 ($1.33)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,044,000 ($192.50)
    General - Other: $2,111,000 ($133.50)
    Sewerage: $1,654,000 ($104.60)
    Fire Protection: $1,479,000 ($93.53)
    Regular Highways: $939,000 ($59.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $769,000 ($48.63)
    Central Staff Services: $709,000 ($44.84)
    Libraries: $473,000 ($29.91)
    Financial Administration: $356,000 ($22.51)
    General Public Buildings: $246,000 ($15.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $191,000 ($12.08)
    Housing & Community Development: $190,000 ($12.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $46,000 ($2.91)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $4,403,000 ($278.44)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $749,000 ($47.37)
    Benefit Payments: $337,000 ($21.31)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $54,000 ($3.41)
    Withdrawals: $11,000 ($0.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $304,000 ($19.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $567,000 ($35.86)
    Police Protection: $87,000 ($5.50)
    Regular Highways: $86,000 ($5.44)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,121,000 ($260.61)

Wilkinsburg government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,701,000 ($107.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,382,000 ($87.40)
    All Other: $317,000 ($20.05)
    Parking Facilities: $180,000 ($11.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($0.95)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $244,000 ($15.43)
    From Other Government: $43,000 ($2.72)
    From Local Government: $33,000 ($2.09)
    Local Employee Contribution: $32,000 ($2.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $147,000 ($9.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $614,000 ($38.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $296,000 ($18.72)
    General Revenue, NEC: $236,000 ($14.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $329,000 ($20.81)
    Highways: $307,000 ($19.41)
    General Support: $8,000 ($0.51)
  • Tax - Property: $3,011,000 ($190.41)
    Individual Income: $871,000 ($55.08)
    NEC: $613,000 ($38.77)

Wilkinsburg government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,950,000 ($313.03)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,605,000 ($291.22)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $345,000 ($21.82)

Wilkinsburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,680,000 ($106.24)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,274,000 ($80.57)
    Total Federal Securities: $750,000 ($47.43)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,121,000 ($197.37)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $60,000 ($3.79)

3.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.90%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($442 average AGI)
Allegheny County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.38% ($38,522 average AGI)
from Washington County, PA  0.24% ($56,179)
from Butler County, PA  0.20% ($49,311)


3.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.77%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($983 average AGI)
Allegheny County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.37% ($46,444 average AGI)
to Washington County, PA  0.25% ($57,144)
to Butler County, PA  0.24% ($60,465)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wilkinsburg:

  • WJAS (1320 AM; 6 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WPGR (1510 AM; 5 kW; MONROEVILLE, PA; Owner: MCL/ MCM- INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPTT (1360 AM; 5 kW; MCKEESPORT, PA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NEVADA)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WEAE (1250 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WURP (1550 AM; 1 kW; BRADDOCK, PA; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WBGG (970 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQV (1410 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CALVARY, INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEDO (810 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MCKEESPORT, PA; Owner: 810 INCORPORATED)
  • WAMO (860 AM; 1 kW; MILLVALE, PA; Owner: SHERIDAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZUM (1590 AM; 4 kW; CARNEGIE, PA; Owner: HORVATH BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wilkinsburg:

  • WRRK (96.9 FM; BRADDOCK, PA; Owner: WPNT INC)
  • WQED-FM (89.3 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WPTS-FM (92.1 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH COMMONWEALTH SYS)
  • WSHH (99.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA B/CING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WYEP-FM (91.3 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PITTSBURGH COMM. B/CING. CORP.)
  • WDSY-FM (107.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWSW-FM (94.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJJJ (104.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKST-FM (96.1 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTJ (92.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPNT, INC.)
  • WDVE (102.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZPT (100.7 FM; NEW KENSINGTON, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WORD-FM (101.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WDUQ (90.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOGI (98.3 FM; DUQUESNE, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXDX-FM (105.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZZ (93.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRWJ (88.1 FM; MURRYSVILLE, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INCORPORATED)
  • WRCT (88.3 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CARNEGIE-MELLON STUDENT GOVT. CORP.)
  • WSSZ (107.1 FM; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: MCL/MCM-INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wilkinsburg:

  • W65CG (Channel 65; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBGN-LP (Channel 59; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: BRUNO GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTG-LP (Channel 69; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WQEX (Channel 16; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WPXI (Channel 11; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WQED (Channel 13; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WPCB-TV (Channel 40; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W61CC (Channel 61; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: THE VIDEOHOUSE, INC.)
  • WIIC-LP (Channel 29; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • KDKA-TV (Channel 2; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPGH-TV (Channel 53; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPGH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCWB (Channel 22; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WCWB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBYD-CA (Channel 35; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: BENJAMIN PEREZ)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WBPA-LP (Channel 29; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • W63AU (Channel 63; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: THE BON-TELE NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTOV-TV (Channel 9; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: WTOV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WQVC-CA (Channel 28; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WLLS-LP (Channel 49; INDIANA, PA; Owner: LARRY L. SCHRECONGOST)
  • W66BQ (Channel 66; BEAVER, PA; Owner: BRUNO-GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • W26AV (Channel 26; CHARLEROI, PA; Owner: DEBRA GOODWORTH)
  • W56CG (Channel 56; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Wilkinsburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 45m148ftTotal length
  • 90,840Total average daily traffic
  • 4,979Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wilkinsburg)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1500 Ardmore Blvd (Lat: 40.432278 Lon: -79.867556), Structure height: 77 m, Call Sign: WPFN822
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.612 MHzGrant Date: 08/09/1999, Expiration Date: 08/09/2009, Cancellation Date: 07/03/2001Registrant: 1500 International Pkwy, Suite 300, Richardson, TX 75081, Phone: (972) 801-0304, Fax: (972) 801-0330

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 400 Ardmore Blvd (Lat: 40.436167 Lon: -79.867000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 40 m, Overall height: 43 m, Call Sign: WPQF218
    Assigned Frequencies: 9300.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/11/2005, Expiration Date: 06/20/2015, Cancellation Date: 09/26/2013, Certifier: James R SnyderRegistrant: Brooks, Pierce, Et Al., Raleigh, NC 27602, Phone: (919) 839-0300, Fax: (919) 839-0304, Email:
  • 710 Swissvale Ave (Lat: 40.439500 Lon: -79.878667), Call Sign: WSV968
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.205 MHz, 155.340 MHz, 155.400 MHzGrant Date: 04/06/2000, Expiration Date: 05/02/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/02/2005Registrant: Eastern Area Prehospital Service, 710 Swissvale Ave, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, Phone: (412) 243-0606
  • 1420 Superior St (Lat: 40.441778 Lon: -79.867417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 64 m, Overall height: 67 m, Call Sign: KGA830
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.7000 MHzGrant Date: 02/20/2013, Expiration Date: 02/23/2023, Certifier: Michael R LindseyRegistrant: Cng Transmission Corporation, 5th Floor, Richmond, VA 23261, Phone: (804) 775-5177, Fax: (804) 771-6570, Email:
  • 1201 Pitt St (Lat: 40.446722 Lon: -79.886583), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 31.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: KS5557
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.235 MHz, 159.990 MHz, 160.140 MHzGrant Date: 03/18/2014, Expiration Date: 04/13/2024Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 1201 Pitt St (Lat: 40.446722 Lon: -79.886583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WBR611
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.235 MHz, 159.990 MHz, 160.140 MHzGrant Date: 09/07/2004, Expiration Date: 07/07/2014, Cancellation Date: 11/01/2014Registrant: Peoples Natural Gas Company LLC, 1201 Pitt Street, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, Phone: (412) 244-2575, Fax: (412) 244-2546, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • PA-PIT1024D, 1420 Superior St (Lat: 40.441778 Lon: -79.867417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 64 m, Overall height: 67 m, Call Sign: WQMA820
    Assigned Frequencies: 17815.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/15/2010, Expiration Date: 06/15/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • PA-PIT1052A, Brinton Rd & Parkway E (Lat: 40.432222 Lon: -79.867500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.1 m, Overall height: 79.3 m, Call Sign: WQMA823
    Assigned Frequencies: 17915.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, 21425.0 MHz, 18065.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/15/2010, Expiration Date: 06/15/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • Wilkinsburg, 1420 Superior St (Lat: 40.441778 Lon: -79.867417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 64 m, Overall height: 67 m, Call Sign: KBE93
    Assigned Frequencies: 6785.00 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/11/2008, Expiration Date: 06/30/2018Registrant: Cng Transmission Corporation, 5th Floor, Richmond, VA 23261, Phone: (804) 775-5177, Fax: (804) 771-6570, Email:
  • Pitt Street, 1201 Pitt St (Lat: 40.446722 Lon: -79.886583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WHJ301
    Assigned Frequencies: 6397.38 MHz, 6615.00 MHzGrant Date: 12/04/2009, Expiration Date: 12/08/2019Registrant: Peoples Natural Gas Company LLC, 1201 Pitt Street, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, Phone: (412) 244-2575, Fax: (412) 258-2940, Email:
  • Wilkinsburg, 1420 Superior St (Lat: 40.441778 Lon: -79.867417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 64 m, Overall height: 67 m, Call Sign: WHJ302
    Assigned Frequencies: 2184.80 MHz, 6775.00 MHzGrant Date: 12/07/2007, Expiration Date: 01/28/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/30/2010Registrant: Peoples Natural Gas Company, 1201 Pitt St, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, Phone: (412) 244-2206, Fax: (412) 244-2546, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA3QXM, Licensee ID: L01238227, Grant Date: 01/24/2007, Expiration Date: 01/15/2017, Certifier: Virginia Wright, Registrant: Virginia Wright, 1320 Franklin Ave, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
  • Call Sign: KB3KQM, Licensee ID: L00794219, Grant Date: 02/25/2014, Expiration Date: 02/25/2024, Certifier: Katherine F Crawford, Registrant: Katherine F Crawford, 568 S Trenton Ave Apt C, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 16366 , Serial Number: 28-7305236, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Charles A Grimes, 1501 Penn Ave, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
  • Aircraft: FAIRCHILD M-62A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR R670-SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9175H , Serial Number: 1235, Year manufactured: 1942
    Registrant (Individual): Frank W Knox, 1607 Coal St, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED30$111,80032$101,81368$96,86832$23,3754$134,5009$60,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$40,00010$100,0004$21,7500$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$105,6006$56,33373$65,95932$17,3756$316,00010$47,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$48,0004$130,00033$107,4557$55,2860$01$30,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$51,5001$89,0005$54,0001$30,0000$01$89,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 5604.00 , 5605.00, 5606.00, 5610.00, 5611.00, 5612.00, 5614.00, 5615.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$116,8333$178,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$68,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$97,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$131,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 5604.00 , 5605.00, 5606.00, 5610.00, 5611.00, 5612.00, 5614.00, 5615.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
Businesses in Wilkinsburg, PA
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Popeyes1
CVS1Rite Aid1
FedEx2The Athlete's Foot1
KFC1U-Haul1
McDonald's1Wendy's1

Wilkinsburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.

Wilkinsburg on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bus, a trolley bus, a streetcar, or a trolley car to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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