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Wilkinsburg is a borough in Allegheny County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.
The community was named after Judge William Wilkins, minister to Russia and secretary of war under President Tyler
The latitude of Wilkinsburg is 40.441N. The longitude is -79.882W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 942 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,518.
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8% of Wilkinsburg residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wilkinsburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wilkinsburg was $16,890, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Wilkinsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wilkinsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $407. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $811.
Libraries in Wilkinsburg include Wilkinsburg Public Library ... View libraries
Allegheny County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wilkinsburg political report.
The average commute time for Wilkinsburg workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wilkinsburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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