Franklin Park, Pennsylvania

Franklin Park is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 13,470 at the 2010 census.[3]

Franklin Park, Pennsylvania
Trinity German Evangelical Lutheran Church
Trinity German Evangelical Lutheran Church
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Franklin Park is located in Pennsylvania
Franklin Park
Franklin Park
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Franklin Park is located in the United States
Franklin Park
Franklin Park
Franklin Park (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°35′26″N 80°5′31″W / 40.59056°N 80.09194°W / 40.59056; -80.09194Coordinates: 40°35′26″N 80°5′31″W / 40.59056°N 80.09194°W / 40.59056; -80.09194
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny
Established1823
Government
 • MayorDennis O'Keefe (R)
 • Council PresidentJane Hopey
 • Council Vice PresidentJames W. Hogg
 • Council Second Vice PresidentLaura Coombs
 • Other CouncilpeopleJohn P. Parks, James W. Lawrence, Thomas C. Schwarzmier,
Area
 • Total13.53 sq mi (35.03 km2)
 • Land13.52 sq mi (35.02 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,260 ft (384 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total13,470
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
14,885
 • Density1,100.72/sq mi (424.99/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
15090, 15143, 15237
Area code(s)412, 724, 878
FIPS code42-27552
Websitewww.franklinparkborough.us
Pennsylvania Route 910 passes through part of Franklin Park.

GeographyEdit

Franklin Park is located at 40°35′26″N 80°5′31″W / 40.59056°N 80.09194°W / 40.59056; -80.09194 (40.590459, -80.092046).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 13.6 square miles (35 km2), all of it land.

It is part of the North Allegheny School District, along with the Town of McCandless, Marshall Township and the borough of Bradford Woods, and participates in the multi-municipality Northland Public Library.

Surrounding neighborhoodsEdit

Franklin Park has eight borders, including Marshall Township to the north, Pine Township in the northeast corner, McCandless to the east, Ross Township to the southeast, Ohio Township to the south, Sewickley Hills to the west, Bell Acres from the west-northwest to northwest, and Economy in Beaver County in the northwest corner.

RecreationEdit

Recreational areas of Franklin Park include:[5]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19705,310
19806,13515.5%
199010,10964.8%
200011,36412.4%
201013,47018.5%
Est. 201914,885[2]10.5%
Sources:[8][9][10]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 11,364 people, 3,866 households, and 3,282 families residing in the borough. The population density was 836.5 people per square mile (323.1/km²). There were 3,973 housing units at an average density of 292.5 per square mile (113.0/km²).

Race/ethnic compositionEdit

The racial makeup of the borough was 95.05% White, 1.02% African American, 0.04% Native American, 2.89% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

Household makeupEdit

There were 3,866 households, out of which 45.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.0% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.1% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.23.

Age and genderEdit

In the borough the population was spread out, with 30.8% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

Education and incomeEdit

70% of adult residents had a bachelor's degree.[11] The median income for a household in the borough was $121,661.[12] The median income for a family was $94,521. Males had a median income of $77,517 versus $40,828 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $37,924. About 2.3% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government and PoliticsEdit

Franklin Park is governed by an elected six-member council, mayor, and a hired manager. Each of the borough's three wards elects two members to the council. The council elects a President, Vice-President, and Second Vice-President.

Each year, Council appoints a local high school student to serve as the Junior Councilperson.

  • [2017-2019] Republicans-5 (Hogg, Coombs, Lawrence, Myslinski, Lawrence, Schwartzmier), Multiparty-1 (Parks), Democrats-0[13]
Presidential Elections Results[14][15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 52% 4,157 44% 3,567 4% 317
2012 63% 4,673 36% 2,716 1% 66

TaxesEdit

School tax millage rate- The North Allegheny School District (shared with McCandless, Bradford Woods 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)].[16]

SchoolsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  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), Franklin Park borough, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ https://www.franklinparkborough.us/Facilities?clear=False "Parks in Franklin Park, PA", retrieved 4 November 2018
  6. ^ https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/advanced-viewer/ "The National Map" retrieved 24 September 2018
  7. ^ Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 203, retrieved 24 September 2018
  8. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  9. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  11. ^ Stebbins, Samuel; Suneson, Grant (2 January 2019). "Best City to Live in Every State". 24/7 Wall St. 24/7 Wall St., LLC. Retrieved 21 May 2019. A whopping 70% of adults hold at least a bachelor’s degree, one of the higher college attainment rates among U.S. cities.
  12. ^ Stebbins, Samuel; Suneson, Grant (2 January 2019). "Best City to Live in Every State". 24/7 Wall St. 24/7 Wall St., LLC. Retrieved 21 May 2019. In Franklin Park, the median household income of $121,661 a year is one of the highest in the country.
  13. ^ EL. "Allegheny Election Night". Allegheny County. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  14. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  15. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvani general election..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  16. ^ EL. "Allegheny County Treasurer". Retrieved 1 September 2017.

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