Fawn Township
Municipal Building, 3054 Howes Run Road, Tarentum, PA
Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 40°39′13″N 79°44′29″W / 40.65361°N 79.74139°W / 40.65361; -79.74139Coordinates: 40°39′13″N 79°44′29″W / 40.65361°N 79.74139°W / 40.65361; -79.74139
CountryUnited States
 • BodyBoard of Supervisors
 • PresidentDavid Montanari (R)
 • Total12.95 sq mi (33.53 km2)
 • Land12.95 sq mi (33.53 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,148 ft (350 m)
 • Total2,376
 • Estimate 
 • Density180.52/sq mi (69.70/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
15084, 15065
Area code(s)724, 878
FIPS code42-003-25400
School DistrictHighlands School District

Fawn Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,376 at the 2010 census.[3] The township derives its name either directly after Fahan, County Donegal, Ireland, by Irish settlers of which 'fawn' is the phonetic pronunciation, or indirectly from the York County township of that name with name origin.[4] According to the township itself, Fawn Township derived its name from its parent township, Deer Township, from which it was formed 28 March 1858.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33 km2), all of it land.

Surrounding neighborhoods

Fawn Township has five borders with Buffalo Township in Butler County to the north, Harrison Township to the east, Tarentum to the south, Frazer Township to the southwest and West Deer Township to the west.



Historical population
Census Pop.
2018 (est.)2,312[2]−2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 2,504 people, 985 households, and 750 families residing in the township. The population density was 193.8 people per square mile (74.8/km2). There were 1,031 housing units at an average density of 79.8/sq mi (30.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.72% White, 0.20% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

Ancestry was reported as 27% German, 13% Irish, 11% Slovak and 10% Polish.[12]

There were 985 households, out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out, with 21.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,102, and the median income for a family was $45,114. Males had a median income of $38,884 versus $22,041 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,566. About 4.6% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.


Fawn Township is within the Highlands School District, which operates Fawn Primary Center (K–2), formerly Fawn Elementary School (K–5), along Ridge Road.[13] The mailing address for the school is Natrona Heights.


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)].[14]

Government and Politics

Presidential Elections Results[15][16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 67% 710 29% 304 4% 48
2012 63% 639 36% 371 1% 16

Usage in popular culture

See also: List of films shot in Pittsburgh

The film Knightriders (1981) by George A. Romero starring Ed Harris used scenes shot in Fawn Township (1980) for the movie.

My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) was filmed on location at the Fawn Tavern on Bull Creek Road and The Tour Ed Mine on Ridge Road.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Bureau, U. S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Fawn township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2017-11-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "About Fawn". Fawn Township. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  6. ^ "Bull Creek". Geographic Names Information System. 1979-08-02. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
  7. ^ "McDowell Run". Geographic Names Information System. 1979-08-02. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
  8. ^ "Lardintown Run". Geographic Names Information System. 1979-08-02. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
  9. ^ "Little Bull Creek". Geographic Names Information System. 1979-08-02. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ Fawn Township - Ancestry & family history - ePodunk
  13. ^ "Fawn Elementary School". Geographic Names Information System. 1990-08-30. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
  14. ^ EL. "Allegheny County Treasurer". Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  15. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  16. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvani general election..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 15 October 2017.