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The Community and Modern History of Wilkins Township, PA

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Wilkins Township belongs to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The township spans 2.75 square miles entirely composed of land and hosts an approximate population of 6,161 with a population density of 2,273.59 per square mile. Wilkins Township is located within zip codes 15145 and 15235.

History

Wilkins Township originally belonged to Pitt Township. The land that composes Wilkins Township spans across Allegheny up to the Monongahela rivers.

The land originally belonging to Pitt Township broke up into separate municipalities between west Pittsburgh, the borough of Plum, and the borough of Monroeville. Wilkins Township was separated from Pitt Township on November 10, 1821, when the area was incorporated.

Demographics

Wilkins Township is home to a population nearly equal amongst female residents (53%) and male residents. The median age in the township is 46 years old.

Residents of Wilkins Township live a moderately comfortable lifestyle, with the median household income of $55,906 and the median individual income being higher than the national average ($31,133) at $34,207.

The unemployment rate in Wilkins Township is 2.7%, and the poverty rate is 6.8%.

The racial demographic of the township is as follows:

  • 77% White
  • 16% African American
  • 6% Two or More Races
  • 1% Hispanic

The majority of residents in Wilkins Township (65%) own their homes with a median home value of $111,400. A minority of residents rent their homes (35%), and the median rent is $964.

The education levels of residents in Wilkins Township vary and are as follows:

  • 13% Master's Degree or Higher
  • 24% Bachelor's Degree
  • 33% Some College or Associate's Degree
  • 27% High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 4% Less than a High School Diploma

Wilkins Township offers a comfortable lifestyle and is considered a relatively affordable place to live in Pennsylvania. Additionally, the township has ranked #114 (of 703) in Most Diverse Suburbs in Pennsylvania, #242 (of 703) in Best Suburbs for Young Professionals in Pennsylvania, and #256 (of 703) in Suburbs with the Lowest Cost of Living in Pennsylvania.

Education

The Woodland Hills School District serves Wilkins Township. The public school district is known for financially supporting students well beyond the national average ($12,239 per student) at $25,110 per student and its dedicated staff.

Additionally, the school district has ranked #20 (of 495) in Most Diverse School Districts in Pennsylvania and #95 (of 494) in Best School Districts for Athletes in Pennsylvania.

Some of the schools serving Wilkins Township include,

Evergreen Elementary School

  • The highly-rated elementary school hosts a student population of 251 in grades K-4 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 13:1. The school is known for its dedicated staff. It has ranked #6 (of 114) in Niche Standout Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania, #66 (of 1,737) in Most Diverse Public Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania, and #329 (of 1,617) in Best Public Elementary School Teachers in Pennsylvania.

Wilkins Elementary STEAM Academy

  • The public elementary school hosts 462 students in grades PK, K-5 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1. The school's administration employs 4.4% of teachers in the first or second year, with an average teacher salary of $71,547. Additionally, the school has ranked #355 (of 1,737) in Most Diverse Public Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania.

Wilkins Township is a great location for families. If you're looking to visit or reside in a township offering a comfortable lifestyle with history and access to great public schools, then look no further than Wilkins Township.

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Date Published: June 9, 2021
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