Bradford Woods, Pennsylvania

Bradford Woods is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 1,171 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the North Allegheny School District and participates in the multi-municipality Northland Public Library. It is home to Bradford Woods Elementary School, which is in the North Allegheny School District.

Bradford Woods, Pennsylvania
Borough of Bradford Woods
Intersection at the center of the community
Intersection at the center of the community
Etymology: Thomas Bradford
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 40°39′09″N 80°04′55″W / 40.65250°N 80.08194°W / 40.65250; -80.08194Coordinates: 40°39′09″N 80°04′55″W / 40.65250°N 80.08194°W / 40.65250; -80.08194
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedMay 3, 1915
 • MayorDouglas Marsico (R)
 • Total0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Land0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,250 ft (380 m)
 • Total1,171
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,282.02/sq mi (495.12/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)724
FIPS code42-08064
School DistrictNorth Allegheny


Bradford Woods is located at 40°38′9″N 80°4′55″W / 40.63583°N 80.08194°W / 40.63583; -80.08194.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land. Its average elevation is 1,250 ft (381 m) above sea level.[5]

Surrounding neighborhoodsEdit

Bradford Woods has only two borders: Marshall Township to the north, south and west, and Pine Township to the east.


Bradford Woods, originally settled as a summer getaway, was incorporated as a borough on May 3, 1915, from Marshall Township.[6] The Pittsburgh, Harmony, Butler and New Castle (Harmony Line) interurban railway previously ran through Bradford Woods, where Forest Road is today. It provided a direct route to Pittsburgh. A home rule government was established in 1974.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,141[2]−2.6%

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 1,149 people, 464 households, and 373 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,283.2 people per square mile (492.9/km²). There were 478 housing units at an average density of 533.8 per square mile (205.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.61% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 464 households, out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.6% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 18.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 39.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $92,820, and the median income for a family was $100,329. Males had a median income of $70,313 versus $43,125 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $51,462. About 1.1% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politicsEdit

The local government of Bradford Woods occupies offices in Fithian Hall (the fire hall). The current mayor is Doug Marsico.[13]

Bradford Woods Borough serves its residents with a local fire company, No. 115. The chief is Michael Slater and the President is Robert Farrell.[14] The fire hall is utilized for many different events, including the Couples Club plays and meetings, bingo nights, and the yearly spaghetti dinner.

Presidential Elections Results[15][16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 53% 425 42% 331 5% 40
2012 64% 503 36% 282 0% 5


School tax millage rate- The North Allegheny School District (shared with Town of McCandless, Franklin Park Borough and Marshall Township) in 2017 was 18.01. This ranked 36th highest/most expensive out of Allegheny County's 45 school districts [between Quaker Valley SD (35th highest) and North Hills SD (37th highest)].[17]


  • Grammy-winning singer Christina Aguilera grew up in Bradford Woods for most of her childhood up to around the time she started recording her debut album. In a 2002 episode of MTV Diary she returns to the area, and the owners of her former home on Bradford Road allow her to tour her old house.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers former Pro Bowl Lineman Chris Hoke currently resides in Bradford Woods.


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  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Bradford Woods borough, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
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  8. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee" (PDF). Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  11. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  13. ^ Conway, Rachael (December 7, 2008). "New mayor in Bradford Woods short on experience but long on enthusiasm for job". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2010-06-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  16. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvani general election..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  17. ^ EL. "Allegheny County Treasurer". Retrieved 1 September 2017.

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