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Once known as "Coke Capital of the World"

Connellsville is a city in Fayette County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.

The community was named after Zachariah Connell, pioneer
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Connellsville. For links to other places called Connellsville, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Connellsville is 40.017N. The longitude is -79.589W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 948 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,765.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$21,070
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Connellsville demographic reports
Connellsville is on the Youghiogheny River, in the Allegheny Mountains
Braddock's army crossed the river here on the way to Fort Duquesne

The local economy was once almost entirely dependent on coal and coke

Well-known residents have included:
· Johnny Lujack, football player
Nearby parks & recreation: Youghiogheny River Trail
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.)
Quotes:
We went to see a coal mine?on the banks of the Youghiogheny River. The coal seemed to be of the very best kind, burning freely, and abundance of it.
-- George Washington, 1770

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22% of Connellsville residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Connellsville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Connellsville was $14,165, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Connellsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $284.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $710.


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Libraries in Connellsville include Carnegie Free Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Connellsville include Daily Courier

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

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The average commute time for Connellsville workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ We went to see a coal mine?on the banks of the Youghiogheny River. The coal seemed to be of the very best kind, burning freely, and abundance of it. ”
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