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Pleasant Hills, PA, is located in Allegheny County.
Pleasant Hills is located at 40°19′56″N, 79°57′38″W (40.332219, -79.960488)GR1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 7.0 km² (2.7 mi²), all land.
West Mifflin, Baldwin Borough, Jefferson Hills, South Park, Clairton, Brentwood, Whitehall
As of the census of 2013, there were 8,306 people, 3,422 households, and 2,405 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,191.9/km² (3,084.8/mi²). There were 3,572 housing units at an average density of 507.0/km² (1,312.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.05% White, 1.31% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.
There were 3,422 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $50,289, and the median income for a family was $60,752. Males had a median income of $44,300 versus $31,881 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $25,083. About 2.5% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.
Pleasant Hills is served by the West Jefferson Hills School District, which serves Jefferson Hills (formerly Jefferson Borough), West Elizabeth, and Pleasant Hills boroughs, in addition to some students in the borough of Finleyville. In 2006, the district was ranked 9th out of 106 public school districts in Western Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The school was also ranked 18th overall out of 501 public school districts in the state of Pennsylvania.
The district consists of six schools: Jefferson, McClellan, and Gill Hall elementaries, which all serve grades K-5; Pleasant Hills Middle School, which houses grades 6-8; Thomas Jefferson High School, which serves grades 9-12; and Steel Center Area VoTech, a technical/vocational education center. Students attend one of the three elementary schools based on home address, with McClellan Elementary and Jefferson Elementary each getting about half of the Pleasant Hills-based students. As of at least 2007, the elementary schools are without a vice principal due to the promotion of the previous vice principal (Michael Turek) to the middle schools.
The WJHSD web site maintains an up-to-date list of administrative staff including principals, vice principals, and central office staff.
Hospitals and Medical Centers Nearby
JEFFERSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 2 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA)
UPMC SOUTH SIDE (about 7 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA)
CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE (about 8 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA)
ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 4 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; ID: AGC)
PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL (about 21 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; ID: PIT)
ARNOLD PALMER REGIONAL (about 40 miles; LATROBE, PA; ID: LBE)
FINLEYVILLE AIRPARK (about 8 miles; FINLEYVILLE, PA; ID: G05)
INTER COUNTY (about 14 miles; IRWIN, PA; ID: 31D)
ROSTRAVER (about 14 miles; MONONGAHELA, PA; ID: FWQ)
Colleges/Universities with over 2000 students Nearby
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles)
ART INSTITUTE PITTSBURGH (about 8 miles)
POINT PARK COLLEGE (about 9 miles)
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH (about 9 miles)
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles)
COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles)
CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PA (about 20 miles)
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, MCKEESPORT CAMPUS (about 10 miles)
ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles)
CHATHAM UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles)
CARLOW UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles)
LAROCHE UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles)
Homes and Housing
Houses: 3,572 (3,422 occupied: 2,709 owner occupied, 713 renter occupied)
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2000: $67,800
Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2000: $713
Median gross rent in Pleasant Hills, PA in 2000: $642