Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania

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Borough of Turtle Creek
Settlement
TurtleCreekHighSchool.jpg
Turtle Creek High School, built in 1917.
Named for: Iroquois Turtle Clan
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny
Elevation833 ft (254 m)
Coordinates40°24′29″N 79°49′18″W / 40.40806°N 79.82167°W / 40.40806; -79.82167
Area1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 - land1.0 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population5,349 (2010)
Density5,349.0 / sq mi (2,065.3 / km2)
MayorAdam Forgie
TimezoneEST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code15145
Area code412
School DistrictWoodland Hills
Location of Turtle Creek in Allegheny County
Location of Turtle Creek in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
 
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Coordinates: 40°24′29″N 79°49′18″W / 40.40806°N 79.82167°W / 40.40806; -79.82167
Borough of Turtle Creek
Settlement
TurtleCreekHighSchool.jpg
Turtle Creek High School, built in 1917.
Named for: Iroquois Turtle Clan
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny
Elevation833 ft (254 m)
Coordinates40°24′29″N 79°49′18″W / 40.40806°N 79.82167°W / 40.40806; -79.82167
Area1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 - land1.0 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population5,349 (2010)
Density5,349.0 / sq mi (2,065.3 / km2)
MayorAdam Forgie
TimezoneEST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code15145
Area code412
School DistrictWoodland Hills
Location of Turtle Creek in Allegheny County
Location of Turtle Creek in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Turtle Creek is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Pittsburgh. The population was 5,349 at the 2010 census.[1] George Westinghouse gave life to the place by constructing a manufacturing plant nearby. Turtle Creek takes its name from a small stream that flows into the Monongahela River. Before white settlers arrived, there was a small village of Native Americans living there from the Turtle Clan of the Iroquois Nation. (See: East Pittsburgh and Wilmerding.)

Geography[edit]

Turtle Creek is located at 40°24′29″N 79°49′18″W / 40.40806°N 79.82167°W / 40.40806; -79.82167 (40.408018, -79.821802)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Turtle Creek is bordered by Wilkins Township to the west and north, Monroeville to the east, Wilmerding to the southeast, North Versailles Township to the south, and East Pittsburgh to the southwest.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
19003,262
19104,99553.1%
19208,13862.9%
193010,69031.4%
19409,805−8.3%
195012,36326.1%
196010,607−14.2%
19708,308−21.7%
19806,959−16.2%
19906,556−5.8%
20006,076−7.3%
20105,349−12.0%
Est. 20125,335−0.3%
Sources:[3][4][5][6][7][8]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 6,076 people, 2,717 households, and 1,516 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,205.2 people per square mile (2,393.8/km²). There were 2,969 housing units at an average density of 3,032.1 per square mile (1,169.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 92.71% White, 5.17% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population.

There were 2,717 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.7% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.2% were non-families. 39.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 81.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,057, and the median income for a family was $43,975. Males had a median income of $28,859 versus $23,581 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,552. About 10.5% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

In 1900, 3,262 people lived here; in 1910, 4,995 people lived here, and in 1940, 9,805 people lived in Turtle Creek. The population was 6,076 at the 2000 census.

Culture[edit]

The 1960s harmony-pop vocal group the Vogues originated in Turtle Creek.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Turtle Creek borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Population-Pennsylvania". U.S. Census 1910. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee". Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 
  5. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.pandora.com/music/artist/vogues