Heidelberg, Pennsylvania
Borough
Heidelberg street signs
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°23′27″N 80°5′26″W / 40.39083°N 80.09056°W / 40.39083; -80.09056Coordinates: 40°23′27″N 80°5′26″W / 40.39083°N 80.09056°W / 40.39083; -80.09056
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny
Area
 • Total0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Land0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,244
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,207
 • Density4,265.02/sq mi (1,644.68/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-33592
WebsiteBorough of Heidelberg

Heidelberg is a borough located southwest of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,244 at the 2010 census. The borough was named after Heidelberg in Germany, the native home of a large share of the early settlers.[3]

Geography

Heidelberg is located at 40°23′27″N 80°5′26″W / 40.39083°N 80.09056°W / 40.39083; -80.09056 (40.390919, −80.090693).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Sports

Heidelberg Raceway was a racetrack that held NASCAR Races

Heidelberg has a rich amateur soccer history.[5] Amateur soccer teams from Heidelberg Borough were nationally competitive from the 1920s through the 1950s, winning the amateur national title in 1927, 1929 and 1955.[6]

Surrounding communities

Heidelberg is mostly bordered by Scott Township; its only other border is with Collier Township to the west

Demographics

A row of houses on Madison Ave
A row of houses on Madison Ave
Historical population
Census Pop.
19101,848
19202,09413.3%
19302,1301.7%
19402,2395.1%
19502,2500.5%
19602,118−5.9%
19702,034−4.0%
19801,606−21.0%
19901,238−22.9%
20001,225−1.1%
20101,2441.6%
2019 (est.)1,207[2]−3.0%
Sources:[7][8][9][10][11]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 1,225 people, 571 households, and 331 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,654.3 people per square mile (1,819.1/km2). There were 606 housing units at an average density of 2,302.5 per square mile (899.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.6% White, 1.0% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 571 households, out of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.0% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 18.9% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $41,023. Males had a median income of $32,857 versus $26,298 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,713. About 8.9% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government and Politics

Presidential Elections Results[12][13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 45% 273 49% 296 6% 33
2012 42% 232 57% 312 1% 5

Education

Heidelberg is served by the Chartiers Valley School District.

Taxes

School tax millage rate – The Chartiers Valley School District (shared with Collier Township, Bridgeville and Scott Township) in 2017 was 16.61. This ranked 42nd highest/most expensive out of Allegheny County's 45 school districts [between South Allegheny SD (41st highest) and Penn-Trafford SD (43rd highest).[14]

References

  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. ^ Ackerman, Jan (May 10, 1984). "Town names carry bit of history". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 6. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 1, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ http://www.heidelbergsoccer.com/
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20180802181951/http://homepages.sover.net/~spectrum/natamateur.html. Archived from the original on August 2, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee" (PDF). Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau.
  8. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  9. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  10. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  12. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  13. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvani general election..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  14. ^ EL. "Allegheny County Treasurer". Retrieved September 1, 2017.