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Irwin is a borough in Westmoreland County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.
The community was named after John Irwin, founder
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Irwin. For links to other places called Irwin, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Irwin is 40.324N. The longitude is -79.701W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,001 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,237.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Irwin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Westmoreland 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 15642 ZIP code.
25% of Irwin residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Irwin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Irwin was $18,722, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Irwin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Irwin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $414. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $885.
Libraries in Irwin include Norwin Public Library Assoc ... View libraries
Newspapers in Irwin include Norwin Star
Westmoreland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Irwin political report.
The average commute time for Irwin workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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