Stowe Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Stowe Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,362 at the 2010 census.[3]

Stowe Township
A small part of the West Park neighborhood in Stowe Township. Sto-Rox High School is visible.
A small part of the West Park neighborhood in Stowe Township. Sto-Rox High School is visible.
Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania
Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°28′47″N 80°4′26″W / 40.47972°N 80.07389°W / 40.47972; -80.07389Coordinates: 40°28′47″N 80°4′26″W / 40.47972°N 80.07389°W / 40.47972; -80.07389
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.30 sq mi (5.95 km2)
 • Land1.98 sq mi (5.13 km2)
 • Water0.32 sq mi (0.81 km2)
 • Total6,362
 • Estimate 
 • Density3,131.18/sq mi (1,208.75/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)412
FIPS code42-003-74648

It is located in the Sto-Rox School District, which serves both Stowe Township and the neighboring borough of McKees Rocks.

Stowe Township has partnered with the Allegheny Together organization to revitalize its main business district on Broadway Avenue.

The area is well served by Port Authority bus routes 21A, 21B, 21C, 21D, 21F, CO, and 24A.


Stowe Township is located at 40°28′46″N 80°4′26″W / 40.47944°N 80.07389°W / 40.47944; -80.07389 (40.479668, -80.07389).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), or 15.38%, is water.


  • Island Heights, only accessible through Kennedy Township, located on a slope overlooking Neville Island
  • Pittock, very small Italian neighborhood located just off PA 51 Northbound, before the Fleming Park Bridge
  • West Park, a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood, where the majority of the buildings were built in the 1920s
  • Pleasant Ridge, a mixed-income housing development
  • Presston, a very small neighborhood of duplex townhomes, originally built as housing for the adjacent Pressed Steel Car Company. It was originally called Schoenville.
  • Norwood, a small, older neighborhood of small, mostly 2 story homes. This section of Stowe Township is inhabited by many families that are 2nd and 3rd generation Italian.

Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoodsEdit

Stowe Township has two land borders with Kennedy Township to the west and McKees Rocks to the south. Across the Ohio River, Stowe Township runs adjacent with (from northeast to southwest) Neville Island (with direct link via Fleming Park Bridge), Avalon, Bellevue, and the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Marshall-Shadeland and Brighton Heights (which is not directly adjacent to Stowe but has a direct link with the eastern end of the McKees Rocks Bridge which passes over the Marshall-Shadeland area first).


Census Pop.
Est. 20166,206[5]−2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 6,706 people, 3,061 households, and 1,805 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,391.4 people per square mile (1,307.7/km²). There were 3,556 housing units at an average density of 1,798.3/sq mi (693.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.44% White, 8.04% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,061 households, out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.0% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the township the population was spread out, with 19.9% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $29,688, and the median income for a family was $36,688. Males had a median income of $31,151 versus $28,221 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,783. About 9.0% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.2% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

Government and PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[8][9]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 38% 1,014 60% 1,587 2% 34
2012 32% 842 68% 1,783 1% 24

Notable residentsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ 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), Stowe township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  9. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvani general election..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 15 October 2017.

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