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Welcome to Canonsburg ...

Canonsburg is located in Washington County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Canonsburg has a population of 8,782 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Canonsburg.

Canonsburg is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Canonsburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Canonsburg ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.washcochamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Canonsburg, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Canonsburg had an population of 8,782 people. This is a decrease of 2.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Canonsburg had a population of 8,992 people. This makes Canonsburg the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Canonsburg represents 0.07% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 79th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,992 people, the population of Canonsburg increased 4.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,607 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Canonsburg.

Communities near Canonsburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Canonsburg.

  • Pittsburgh [Allegheny County]
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    • Pittsburgh [Allegheny County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Canonsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 299,226 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsburgh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsburgh<5>
  • Bethel Park [Allegheny County]
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    • Bethel Park [Allegheny County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Canonsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,212 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel Park<5>
  • West Mifflin [Allegheny County]
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    • West Mifflin [Allegheny County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Canonsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,588 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Mifflin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Mifflin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Mifflin<5>
  • Baldwin [Allegheny County]
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    • Baldwin [Allegheny County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Canonsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,419 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwin
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McKeesport [Allegheny County]
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      • McKeesport [Allegheny County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Canonsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,927 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKeesport<5>
    • Whitehall [Allegheny County]
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      • Whitehall [Allegheny County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Canonsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,313 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehall<5>
    • Washington [Washington County]
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      • Washington [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Canonsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<5>
    • Jefferson Hills [Allegheny County]
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      • Jefferson Hills [Allegheny County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Canonsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,136 people
      • Jefferson Hills has also been known as:
      • Jefferson
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    • Munhall [Allegheny County]
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      • Munhall [Allegheny County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Canonsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,930 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Munhall<5>
    • Brentwood [Allegheny County]
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      • Brentwood [Allegheny County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Canonsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,203 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brentwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brentwood<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Canonsburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Canonsburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Canonsburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Canonsburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Canonsburg. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Canonsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Canonsburg ...

Looking for more information about Canonsburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Canonsburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Canonsburg.

Adding Canonsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Canonsburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Canonsburg was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Canonsburg on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Canonsburg on our Genealogy Page.

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About Washington County

About Pennsylvania

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Canonsburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Canonsburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Canonsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canonsburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Canonsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CanonsburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canonsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2603, Longitude: -80.1869    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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