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Allegheny is a township in Westmoreland County, in the Pittsburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Allegheny. For links to other places called Allegheny, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Allegheny is 40.597N. The longitude is -79.638W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,188 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,002.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Allegheny demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Westmoreland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15656 ZIP code.
25% of Allegheny residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Allegheny ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Allegheny was $20,910, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Allegheny residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Allegheny, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $307. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $956.
Westmoreland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Allegheny political report.
The average commute time for Allegheny workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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