Churchill, Pennsylvania
Beulah Presbyterian Church, built in 1837, and located at Beulah and McCrady Roads in Churchill, PA.
Beulah Presbyterian Church, built in 1837, and located at Beulah and McCrady Roads in Churchill, PA.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°26′18″N 79°50′38″W / 40.43833°N 79.84389°W / 40.43833; -79.84389Coordinates: 40°26′18″N 79°50′38″W / 40.43833°N 79.84389°W / 40.43833; -79.84389
CountryUnited States
 • MayorPaul Gamrat (D)
 • Total2.19 sq mi (5.67 km2)
 • Land2.19 sq mi (5.67 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total3,011
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,335.62/sq mi (515.61/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-13608

Churchill is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,011 at the 2010 census.[3] The town was named from the hilltop Beulah Presbyterian Church.[4]


Churchill is located at 40°26′18″N 79°50′38″W / 40.43833°N 79.84389°W / 40.43833; -79.84389 (40.438418, -79.843827).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all of it land.

Surrounding neighborhoods

Churchill has four borders, including Penn Hills to the north, Wilkins Township to the east and south, Forest Hills to the southwest, and Wilkinsburg to the west


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)2,921[2]−3.0%

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 3,566 people, 1,519 households, and 1,136 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,624.3 people per square mile (625.8/km2). There were 1,567 housing units at an average density of 713.8 per square mile (275.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 88.50% White, 8.41% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.93% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 1,519 households, out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 18.1% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $67,321, and the median income for a family was $74,969. Males had a median income of $52,259 versus $35,464 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $37,964. About 1.8% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics

Presidential Elections Results[13][14][15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2020 32% 771 67% 1,613 0.9% 23
2016 36% 761 62% 1,326 2% 51
2012 43% 931 56% 1,237 1% 22


Interstate 376, known (to east of downtown Pittsburgh) as the "Parkway East" by native Pittsburghers, runs through Churchill. Westbound I-376 from Churchill goes to Interstate 279 and downtown Pittsburgh, while eastbound I-376 goes to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. In addition, U.S. Route 22 (on the same road as I-376) travels through Churchill. Several bus lines of the Port Authority of Allegheny County travel through Churchill, offering service to downtown Pittsburgh west of Churchill, and also to Monroeville east of Pittsburgh, where Monroeville Mall and several Port Authority park-and-ride lots for bus commuters are located.

The Parkway East used to end at Churchill (in the traffic configuration just before it was extended to the Turnpike at Monroeville), with traffic having to continue ahead on U.S. 22—now business U.S. 22—to get from there to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. When the Parkway East ended there, there was a black-lettering-on-white-background sign "PARKWAY ENDS", because straight ahead there began to be grade-level intersections.


Churchill is served by the Woodland Hills School District.

See also


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Churchill borough, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  4. ^ Porter, Thomas J. Jr. (May 10, 1984). "Town names carry a little bit of history". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 1. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties" (PDF). 1880 United States Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Population-Pennsylvania" (PDF). U.S. Census 1910. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee" (PDF). Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  11. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  13. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  14. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvani general election..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Election Night Reporting".