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Crafton is a borough in Allegheny County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after Charles C. Craft, founder; another says it was named for his father, lawyer James C. Craft, who had owned the land
The latitude of Crafton is 40.435N. The longitude is -80.066W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 876 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,473.
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23% of Crafton residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Crafton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Crafton was $21,441, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Crafton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Crafton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $431. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $955.
Libraries in Crafton include Crafton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Crafton include Carnegie-Crafton Signal Item
Allegheny County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Crafton political report.
The average commute time for Crafton workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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