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Bell is a township in Westmoreland County, in the Pittsburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Bell. For links to other places called Bell, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bell is 40.483N. The longitude is -79.491W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,106 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,458.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bell 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 15680 ZIP code.
25% of Bell residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bell ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bell was $18,434, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Bell residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $274. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $854.
Westmoreland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bell political report.
The average commute time for Bell workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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