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Green Tree, Pennsylvania

Green Tree
borough
Water tower, visible throughout the borough and surrounding areas
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny County
Coordinates
Population 4,432 (2010)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Location in Allegheny County and the state of Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Green Tree is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, and a suburb of Pittsburgh. The population was 4,432 at the 2010 census.[1]

The town is the hometown of U.S. Congressman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and Heroes star Zachary Quinto, both of whom were born in nearby Pittsburgh. Green Tree is connected to Pittsburgh via the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Surrounding communities 3
  • Demographics 4
  • Economy 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Settled in 1793, the area stayed rural until the late 1800s, with paintings of the time showing farmland and a vineyard.[2] The community took its name from the local Green Tree Hotel.[3] Rook Station on the Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal Railway opened in 1904 which heralded an industrialisation of the area and the opening of a railroad yard and roundhouse.

Geography

Green Tree is located at (40.414969, -80.049800).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land.

Surrounding communities

Demographics

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 4,719 people, 1,974 households, and 1,383 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,247.7 people per square mile (867.6/km²). There were 2,026 housing units at an average density of 965.0 per square mile (372.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.21% White, 0.53% African American, 1.95% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population. 22.0% were of German, 20.5% Irish, 16.4% Italian, 8.9% Polish and 7.8% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,974 households, out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 19.4% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $54,159, and the median income for a family was $63,814. Males had a median income of $42,304 versus $33,438 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,480. About 1.7% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Wexford Health Sources has its headquarters in Foster Plaza Two in Green Tree.[12][13]

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining has its Appalachian Regional Coordination Center, including the Pittsburgh Field office and the National Mine Map Repository, in Three Parkway Center in Green Tree.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Green Tree borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gallery of Paintings by Austin C. Wooster". Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Ackerman, Jan (May 10, 1984). "Town names carry bit of history". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 6. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Population-Pennsylvania" (PDF). U.S. Census 1910. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee" (PDF). Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 
  8. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Contact Us." Wexford Health Sources. Retrieved on August 14, 2010. "Wexford Health Sources, Inc. 425 Holiday Drive Foster Plaza Two Pittsburgh, PA 15220."
  13. ^ Twedt, Steve. "Wexford Health works with inmates." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sunday April 12, 2009. Retrieved on August 14, 2010.
  14. ^ Bernhard, Karrie. "Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Appalachian Region". Retrieved 22 November 2011. 

External links

  • Green Tree Borough official website
  • Green Tree Public Library
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