Marshall Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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Marshall Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,915 at the 2010 census.[3] Marshall Township was named for Thomas M. Marshall, who was instrumental in the township's organization.[4] Since the late 1960s it has been home to a large research and business park.[5]

Marshall Township,
Allegheny County,
Shenot Farm Market along Wexford Run Road
Shenot Farm Market along Wexford Run Road
Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania
Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°39′10″N 80°06′49″W / 40.65278°N 80.11361°W / 40.65278; -80.11361Coordinates: 40°39′10″N 80°06′49″W / 40.65278°N 80.11361°W / 40.65278; -80.11361
CountryUnited States
 • TypeBoard of Supervisors
 • President, Board of SupervisorsThomas Madigan (R)
 • Total15.46 sq mi (40.03 km2)
 • Land15.46 sq mi (40.03 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,194 ft (364 m)
 • Total6,915
 • Estimate 
 • Density570.85/sq mi (220.41/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
15086, 15005, 15143, 15090
Area code(s)724, 878
FIPS code42-003-47696
WebsiteMarshall Township official website


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.6 square miles (40.4 km²), all of it land. It is part of the North Allegheny School district, along with McCandless and the boroughs of Franklin Park and Bradford Woods. The township participates in the multi-municipality Northland Public Library.


Recreational areas in Marshall Township include Altmyer Park, Knob Hill Community Park, Warrendale Park and a portion of the Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 203.[6][7][8]

Surrounding neighborhoodsEdit

Marshall Township has five borders, including Cranberry Township in Butler County to the north, Pine Township to the east, Franklin Park to the south and Economy in Beaver County to the west. The township also surrounds most of Bradford Woods.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2018 (est.)9,355[2]35.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 5,996 people, 1,944 households, and 1,675 families residing in the township. The population density was 384.4 people per square mile (148.4/km²). There were 2,018 housing units at an average density of 129.4/sq mi (49.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.90% White, 1.08% African American, 2.22% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 1,944 households, out of which 51.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.4% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.8% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the township the population was spread out, with 33.7% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $102,351, and the median income for a family was $109,376. Males had a median income of $84,871 versus $38,917 for females. The per capita income for the township was $42,856. About 4.7% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Government and PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[11][12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 54% 2,448 42% 1,902 4% 159
2012 65% 2,638 34% 1,364 1% 26


School tax millage rate- The North Allegheny School District (shared with McCandless, Bradford Woods and Franklin 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)].[13]


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Bureau, U. S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Marshall township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "What's in a name? For some, a bit of history". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 10, 1984. p. 1. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  5. ^ Hritz, Thomas M. (December 12, 1968), "Warrendale Center will not be closed, State, County agree.", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA
  6. ^ "Marshall Township Parks", retrieved 4 November 2018
  7. ^ "The National Map" retrieved 24 September 2018
  8. ^ Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 203, retrieved 24 September 2018
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  12. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvania general election results". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  13. ^ EL. "Allegheny County Treasurer". Retrieved 1 September 2017.