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Canonsburg is a borough in Washington County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.

The community was named after Col. John Canon, founder.

The latitude of Canonsburg is 40.262N. The longitude is -80.187W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,096 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,716.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,184
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Canonsburg demographic reports
According to local tradition, George Washington attempted to have squatters ousted from his property here; the justice of the peace ruled in favor of the squatters and fined Washington for swearing in court.

The borough was incorporated in February of 1802.

Jefferson College was located here from the 1790s to 1865, when it merged with Washington College. For a time, it was one of the biggest college's in the state.

Well-known residents have included:
· Perry Como, singer
· Bobby Vinton, singer, songwriter
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Doowopalozza - June 30-July 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Canonsburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Canonsburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Pittsburgh area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15363 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Canonsburg residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Canonsburg ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Canonsburg was $17,469, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Canonsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Canonsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $352.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $801.


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Washington County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canonsburg political report.

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Canonsburg restaurants taking online reservations include Jacksons Restaurant - Rotisserie - Bar ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Canonsburg workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Canonsburg include Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh, Super 8.

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