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Plum is a borough in Allegheny County, in the Pittsburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Plum. For links to other places called Plum, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Plum is 40.500N. The longitude is -79.749W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,138 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,797.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Plum demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Allegheny 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 15239 ZIP code.
22% of Plum residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Plum ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Plum was $20,863, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Plum residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Plum, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $533. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,028.
Libraries in Plum include Plum Borough Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Plum include Plum Advance Leader
Allegheny County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Plum political report.
The average commute time for Plum workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Plum between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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