|Borough of Brackenridge|
|Etymology: Henry Marie Brackenridge|
|Incorporated||September 21, 1901|
|• Mayor||Kerry Palmer (I)|
|• Total||0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)|
|• Land||0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.12 km2)|
|Elevation||827 ft (252 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||6,135.03/sq mi (2,366.46/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
Brackenridge is a borough in Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, along the Allegheny River. It is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area.
The town is named for Henry Marie Brackenridge. The borough once had glass factories. An Allegheny Technologies steel mill, Allegheny Ludlum Brackenridge Works, plays a prominent role in the community, although most of the facility is located in Harrison Township. The population stood at 3,421 in 1910 and at 6,400 in 1940. The population was 3,260 at the 2010 census.
Brackenridge is located at. The borough's average elevation is 827 feet (252 m) above sea level.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), of which 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 7.27%, is water.
Brackenridge has two land borders with Tarentum to the west and Harrison Township to the north and east. Across the Allegheny River in Westmoreland County to the south, Brackenridge runs adjacent with Lower Burrell.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,543 people, 1,507 households, and 931 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,924.2 people per square mile (2,682.3/km2). There were 1,700 housing units at an average density of 3,322.4 per square mile (1,287.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.03% White, 3.44% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.
There were 1,507 households, out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 20.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $30,050, and the median income for a family was $41,803. Males had a median income of $30,661 versus $21,821 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,040. About 6.8% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.
|2016||52% 648||44% 545||4% 54|
|2012||46% 526||53% 609||1% 20|
Brackenridge is within the Highlands School District, which operates Highlands Early Childhood Center, formerly Fairmount Primary School (grades K–2), on the hill section in the borough.
School tax millage rate- The Highlands School District (shared with Brackenridge, Fawn Township, Harrison Township and Tarentum) in 2020 was 24.88 mills. This ranked 14th highest/most expensive out of Allegheny County's 45 school districts [between Mt. Lebanon SD (13th highest) and Cornel SD (15th highest)].