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Kennedy Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Kennedy Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, located 10 miles west of Pittsburgh and 12 miles east of Pittsburgh International Airport. The population was 8,134 at the 2016 United States Census.

Kennedy Township
Motto(s): 
A Great Place To Live, Work, and Worship
Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania
Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°28′45″N 80°6′23″W / 40.47917°N 80.10639°W / 40.47917; -80.10639Coordinates: 40°28′45″N 80°6′23″W / 40.47917°N 80.10639°W / 40.47917; -80.10639
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny
Government
 • President of BoardAnthony Mollica (R)
Area
 • Total5.53 sq mi (14.32 km2)
 • Land5.48 sq mi (14.20 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total7,672
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
8,134
 • Density1,483.49/sq mi (572.81/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
15136 and 15108
Area code(s)412
FIPS code42-003-39312
Kennedy Township's Welcome Sign

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EducationEdit

Kennedy Township is situated in the Montour School District. David E. Williams Middle School is located within the township. Elementary students used to be able to attend Forest Grove Elementary in Robinson as one of the district's 3 elementary schools. As of 2017, elementary students attend Montour Elementary School, located next to Montour High School in Robinson Township.

St. Malachy Catholic School and the public charter Propel Montour Elementary School are also located in Kennedy Township.

TaxesEdit

School tax millage rate- The Montour School District (shared with four other municipalities) in 2017 was 17.96. This ranked 38th highest/most expensive out of Allegheny County's 45 school districts, between North Hills School District (37th highest) and Duquesne School District (39th highest).[3]

Property tax millage rate- Kennedy township’s property tax millage was 2.00 for 2016. This ranked 10th lowest in Allegheny County out of 131 different municipalities

InstitutionsEdit

 
St. Malachy Catholic School

Kennedy is home to several churches: St. Malachy Catholic Church, Kenmawr United Presbyterian, and Kennedy First Alliance.

 
St. Malachy Catholic Church in Kennedy
 
Intersection of Pine Hollow Road and Fairhaven Road, two of the main thoroughfares in Kennedy.

The first restaurant located in Kennedy Township was the Stroll Inn, which is still in operation.

AmenitiesEdit

The Kenmawr Conservation Area is a 60 acre wooded nature park owned and maintained by the Hollow Oak Land Trust. The perennial stream that runs the length of the park is an unnamed tributary of Moon Run. Informal trails meander through the scenic valley.

Fairhaven Park, located on Fairhaven Road, is a large park containing several baseball/softball fields, basketball and tennis courts, deck hockey, bocce, horseshoes, several picnic pavilions, playgrounds, and a fitness trail.

GeographyEdit

Kennedy Township is located at 40°28′45″N 80°6′23″W / 40.47917°N 80.10639°W / 40.47917; -80.10639 (40.479292, -80.106395).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14 km2), of which 5.4 square miles (14 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 0.91%, is water.

Surrounding communitiesEdit

Kennedy Township is bordered by McKees Rocks to the east, the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Windgap and Fairywood to the southeast, Robinson Township to the south and west, and Stowe Township to the northeast. Also, a portion of the Ohio River's back channel runs through the border of Kennedy Township and Neville Township, a/k/a Neville Island.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
19706,589
19807,1598.7%
19907,2651.5%
20007,5043.3%
20107,6722.2%
Est. 20168,134[2]6.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 7,504 people, 2,917 households, and 2,190 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,378.3 people per square mile (532.6/km²). There were 2,980 housing units at an average density of 547.3/sq mi (211.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.64% White, 0.51% African American, 0.01% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. 0.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

 
Looking west on Pine Hollow Road, Kennedy's main street

There were 2,917 households, out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.93.

 
Kenmawr United Presbyterian

In the township the population was spread out, with 20.5% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

 
Allegheny Valley School, formerly Kenmawr Elementary and then Miller School of Dance, is a special needs school in Kennedy.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,057, and the median income for a family was $56,339. Males had a median income of $41,062 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,148. About 2.0% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable peopleEdit

Gary Vituccio, who served as township manager from 2005-2009 was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals for their inaugural season of 1968-69. Nick Haden was selected by the Los Angeles Raiders in the 7th round (192nd overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft and played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1986.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ EL. "Allegheny County Treasurer". Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.


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