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Welcome to Wilkinsburg ...

Wilkinsburg is located in Allegheny County<1>.


The location of Wilkinsburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Wilkinsburg, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wilkinsburg has a population of 15,291 people<3> (see below for details).

Wilkinsburg is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Websites for Wilkinsburg ...

Official Website: www.wilkinsburg.pgh.pa.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wilkinsburg had an population of 15,291 people. This is a decrease of 4.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wilkinsburg had a population of 15,930 people. This makes Wilkinsburg the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Wilkinsburg represents 0.13% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,930 people, the population of Wilkinsburg decreased 17.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 19,196 people).

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

Communities near Wilkinsburg ...

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

  • Pittsburgh
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Bethel Park
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel Park
    • Bethel Park is located in Allegheny County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,212 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel Park <5>
  • Plum
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum
    • Plum is located in Allegheny County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,993 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plum <5>
  • Murrysville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Baldwin
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwin
    • Baldwin is located in Allegheny County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,419 people
  • McKeesport
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • Franklin Park
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin Park
    • Franklin Park is located in Allegheny County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,883 people
  • Whitehall
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • New Kensington
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Jefferson Hills
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson Hills
    • Jefferson Hills is located in Allegheny County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,136 people
    • Jefferson Hills has also been known as:
    • Jefferson

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 Wilkinsburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wilkinsburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wilkinsburg. 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 Wilkinsburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilkinsburg. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wilkinsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wilkinsburg ...

Looking for more information about Wilkinsburg? 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 Wilkinsburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wilkinsburg.

Adding Wilkinsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Wilkinsburg was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Wilkinsburg on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Wilkinsburg.

The official website for Wilkinsburg: www.wilkinsburg.pgh.pa.us/

The official website for Allegheny County: www.county.allegheny.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 Allegheny, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wilkinsburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wilkinsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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