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Uniontown is a city in Fayette County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Uniontown is 39.9N. The longitude is -79.716W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,076 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,096.


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Median household income
Local
$19,477
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Uniontown demographic reports
Uniontown is in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains
Battle fought near here in 1754 launched the French and Indian War
Lays claim to being the birthplace of the Big Mac, which was invented by McDonalds franchise owner Jim Delligatti
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 67. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· George C. Marshall, military commander, secretary of state, initiator of the Marshall Plan, which provided aid to western Europe
· John Dickson Carr, writer
Local festivals include:
  • Uniontown Poultry & Farm Show - Oct. 19-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Uniontown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Mt. Washington Tavern, Early American Farm Implements Museum, Mount Saint Macrina, Kentuck Knob and Falling Water (Frank Lloyd Wright houses)
Colleges and universities: Pennsylvania State University -- Fayette Campus
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
This Uniontown is the most obscure spot on the face of the globe.
-- Gen. Ephraim Douglas, 1784

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Uniontown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fayette 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 15401 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Uniontown residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Uniontown ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Uniontown was $13,720, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Uniontown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Uniontown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $296.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $745.


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Libraries in Uniontown include Uniontown Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Uniontown include Herald Standard

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Fayette County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Uniontown political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Uniontown workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Uniontown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Uniontown include Holiday Inn Uniontown, Super 8.

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