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Coraopolis

Borough of Coraopolis

  •   State: 
    Pennsylvania
      County: 
    Allegheny County
      City: 
    Coraopolis
      County FIPS: 
    42003
      Coordinates: 
    40°30′56.94″N 80°9′46.05″W
      Area total: 
    1.46 sq mi (3.79 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.33 sq mi (3.44 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.13 sq mi (0.35 km²)
      Established: 
    1886; Settled in 1773; Incorporated in 1886
  •   Latitude: 
    40,5065
      Longitude: 
    -80,1902
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Pittsburgh, PA
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    15108
      GMAP: 

    Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
    1,349
      Population density: 
    4,179.70 residents per square mile of area (1,613.71/km²)
      Household income: 
    $39,352
      Households: 
    2,679
      Unemployment rate: 
    7.30%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      Income taxes: 
    3.57%

Coraopolis is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,559 at the 2020 census. In 1940 the population peaked at 11,086. It is a small community located to the west of Pittsburgh, along the Ohio River and to the east of the Pittsburgh International Airport. The borough is noted for its steep topography, numerous brick streets and many large, old houses. Dick's Sporting Goods is headquartered in Coraopolis, as is the American Bridge Company. It was previously known as a village under the name of Middletown, while the post office name was Vancefort. Legend has it that the borough was named for a member of the Watson family, Cora Watson, who was born on February 2, 1870. However, an old newspaper suggests it more likely took the appellation from a Greek word for "maiden city" The first municipal building was built in 1897 on State Avenue. In 1892, the community took off with the construction of the first high-speed electric street railway in the United States, going to Neville Island and over to McKees Rocks. Along with the railway came Consolidated Glass Company, which employed up to 350 people, and Glass Consolidated and Fostoria, which was located in Cor aopolis from 1895 until 1963. Other new industries established on Neville Island include the Ohio State University and the University of Pittsburgh. The first public library was built on Fourth Ave in 1917. The city's first post office was established in August 1861, and changed to CorAopolis in March 1886.

History

Coraopolis is the primary city name, but also Moon Township, Moon Twp are acceptable city names or spellings, Carpolis, Coropolis on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Borough of Coraopolis. Coraopolis and Neville Island was established in 1886. It was previously known as a village under the name of Middletown, while the post office name was Vancefort. Coraopolis was named for a member of the Watson family, Cora Watson, who was born on February 2, 1870. Legend has it that it more likely took the appellation from a Greek word for "maiden city" The first high-speed electric street railway in the United States was built in 1892. The area is the birthplace of Michael Keaton, the actor who starred in the film "Cora" Cora and Neville Township merged to form the Cornell School District in 1971, which became widely adopted in 1976. The borough is now home to the University of Pennsylvania's Keaton School of Music, which was founded in 1876. The town's first post office was established on Fifth Ave. in 1877, and the first municipal building was built on State Avenue in 1897. The current municipal complex was constructed in 1929, and was used until 1929, when a new building was constructed on Fifth Avenue. It is located on the banks of the Allegheny River, near the former site of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The city's name is derived from the Greek word Kore meaning'maiden' and opolis meaning 'city' ('maidenCity') It is also known as Koreopolis after the first burgess (mayor) at the time, Josiah Dillon, who knew Greek and was also the first mayor.

Present day

Coraopolis is experiencing a period of revitalization highlighted by new storefront businesses and façade improvements. In 2017, two new brewpubs, a craft distillery, a coffee shop, a restaurant, and several other small businesses opened their doors. Coraopolis also shares a new athletic complex with neighboring Robinson and Moon Townships that will feature soccer, rugby, and lacrosse fields, when completed. The 1896 Richardsonian Romanesque train station is also being restored, and will become a community center and event space once completed.

Government and politics

Coraopolis is a Pennsylvania borough with an elected borough council, elected mayor, and a professional borough manager. It is located within Pennsylvania's Representative District 45, Pennsylvania Senate District 42, and U.S. Congressional District 17. The borough has a population of 2,000. The mayor of Coraopolis is the borough's first African-American mayor. The council has an elected mayor with a four-year term of office. It has a professional Borough Manager with a five-year terms of office, and an elected Borough Council member with a six-year contract. It was founded in 1881 and is part of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic Diocese of Corahopolis. The town is located in Pennsylvania's Luzerne County, which is in the eastern part of the state and is home to the Pennsylvania State College of Arts and Sciences. The city's population is 2,200. It also has a mayor and a borough council with a three-yearterm of office and a five year contract. The Borough Manager is a professional borough manager with a seven-year contract, and the borough council has a seven year contract, as well as a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services. In addition to the mayor and council, the borough manager has a full-time staff of four people, including two full time police officers and two part-time police officers, to manage the borough. The police chief has a contract to work for the borough, as does the Borough Manager.

Geography

Coraopolis is located at 40°3057N 80°946W (40.515818, -80.162791).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) Of this, 1.3 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles, or 9.46%, is water. The borough is part of the New Jersey Bay Area, which is also known as the Bay Area of New York and New Jersey. It is the only borough in New Jersey that is not part of New Jersey or New York City. It has a population of 1,788. The city's population was 1,856 at the 2010 census. The town's population has declined from 1,938 in the early 1900s to 1,632 in the mid-20th century, according to the United States Census Bureau. It was the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in the late 1800s and early 1800s. The Battle was the first battle of the American Civil War, which ended in a stalemate between the American Revolutionary War and the First World War. The battle was won by the American Army, which was led by Gen. George Washington, who was killed by the German Army during World War I. In the early 20th Century, the town was known as Coraopolis, and the name is still used to refer to the town.

Surrounding and adjacent communities

Coraopolis is located along the southern bank of the Ohio River. It has two land borders, including Moon Township to the south and west. It is connected to Neville Island (Neville Township) via the Coraopolis Bridge to the northeast and is adjacent to the boroughs of Haysville, Glen Osborne, and Sewickley across the Ohio river's confluence at the northeast end of Neville Island. The city has a population of about 2,000. It was once known as the "City of the Stars" due to its large number of skyscrapers and mansions. The town is now known as "Theopolis" because of its resemblance to the name of a city in the book "The Godfathers of Islam" The city is home to a number of non-profit organizations, including the Cripple Creek Foundation and the Ohio Valley Foundation. It also has a chapter of the National League of Cities, the Ohio chapter of which is based in the city. The Ohio River runs through the center of the city, and the city is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has a base of operations in Ohio. The U.N. Census estimates the city's population to be around 2,200. The population of the county is about 3,000, with the majority of that population living in the town of Coraopolus. The county's largest employer is the Ohio City School District, which employs about 1,200 people.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,131 people, 2,880 households, and 1,552 families residing in the borough. The racial makeup of the borough was 84.96% White, 12.43% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American,0.28% Asian, 1.66% from two or more races, and 0.57% from other races. The median income for a household in the Borough was $32,321, and the median income. for a family was $41,081. About 6.4% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of people age 65 or over. The per capita income for the borough is $17,595. The borough has a population density of 4,582.3 people per square mile (1,766.6/km²). There were 3,119 housing units at an average density of 2,331.1 per squaremile (898.7/ km²) The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike and the New York State Thruway. It is the only borough in New Jersey that does not have a post-secondary education option. It was the site of the U.S. Civil War Battle of Trenton, which took place in 1864. The Battle of the Bulge took place between 1864 and 1875.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania = 5.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 52. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Coraopolis = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 1,349 individuals with a median age of 43.2 age the population dropped by -9.27% in Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,179.70 residents per square mile of area (1,613.71/km²). There are average 2.04 people per household in the 2,679 households with an average household income of $39,352 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.30% of the available work force and has dropped -4.28% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.14%. The number of physicians in Coraopolis per 100,000 population = 380.7.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Coraopolis = 35.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 21.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 102. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 160. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 49.49%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 14.4 years with median home cost = $90,580 and home appreciation of 1.23%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $21.33 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $7,108 per student. There are 15.1 students for each teacher in the school, 695 students for each Librarian and 348 students for each Counselor. 6.86% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.43% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.13% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Coraopolis's population in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania of 2,555 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,53-fold to 1,349 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.72% female residents and 46.28% male residents live in Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

    As of 2020 in Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 51.38% are single population.

  • 24.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Coraopolis require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    78.74% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.43% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 6.17% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.22% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 49.49% are owner-occupied homes, another 39.05% are rented apartments, and the remaining 11.46% are vacant.

  • The 68.41% of the population in Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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