Trafford, Pennsylvania

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Trafford, Pennsylvania
Borough
Cavitt Avenue
Cavitt Avenue
Location in Allegheny County and Westmoreland County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and Westmoreland County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Trafford, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Trafford, Pennsylvania
Trafford, Pennsylvania
Location in Allegheny County and Westmoreland County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°23′02″N 79°45′32″W / 40.38389°N 79.75889°W / 40.38389; -79.75889Coordinates: 40°23′02″N 79°45′32″W / 40.38389°N 79.75889°W / 40.38389; -79.75889
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountiesWestmoreland and Allegheny
IncorporatedAugust 29, 1904
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
 • MayorEdward Llewellyn
Area
 • Total1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Land1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
859 ft (262 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,174
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
3,085
 • Density2,127.59/sq mi (821.51/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
15085
FIPS code42-77272
Websitewww.traffordborough.com

Trafford is a borough in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Located near Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania, the borough lies primarily in Westmoreland County; only a small portion extends into Allegheny County. It was incorporated in 1904 from the northernmost corner of North Huntingdon Township, and was named by George Westinghouse for Trafford near Manchester, England. The population was 3,174 at the 2010 census.[3] Of this, 3,113 were in Westmoreland County, and only 61 were in Allegheny County.

Geography[edit]

Trafford is located at 40°23′2″N 79°45′32″W / 40.38389°N 79.75889°W / 40.38389; -79.75889 (40.383860, -79.758919).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), all land.

Surrounding neighborhoods[edit]

Trafford has four borders, including Penn Township to the northeast, North Huntingdon from the east-northeast to the south, and the Allegheny County neighborhoods of North Versailles Township to the west and Monroeville to the north.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19101,959
19202,85945.9%
19304,18746.4%
19404,017−4.1%
19503,965−1.3%
19604,3309.2%
19704,3831.2%
19803,682−16.0%
19903,345−9.2%
20003,236−3.3%
20103,174−1.9%
Est. 20173,085[2]−2.8%
Sources:[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 3,236 people, 1,526 households, and 900 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,258.6 people per square mile (873.7/km²). There were 1,631 housing units at an average density of 1,138.4 per square mile (440.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.27% White, 0.68% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 1,526 households, out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 19.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $32,925, and the median income for a family was $40,236. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $23,409 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,487. About 7.4% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

Trivia[edit]

  • Parts of the movie Kingpin were filmed in Trafford.[12]

Government and Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[13][14][15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 60% 967 34% 547 6% 95
2012 58% 859 41% 601 1% 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Trafford borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties" (PDF). 1880 United States Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Population-Pennsylvania" (PDF). U.S. Census 1910. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee" (PDF). Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau.
  8. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  10. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  12. ^ Caliendo, A.J. (13 June 2001). "A star is born – in Trafford". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (East ed.). p. e9.
  13. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  14. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvani general election..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Prior Election Results". Westmoreland County, PA Official Website. Retrieved 20 February 2018.

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