ⓘ Findlay Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania


ⓘ Findlay Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Findlay Township is a township located west of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5.060 at the 2010 census.

The township is the home of Pittsburgh International Airport, which it shares with neighboring Moon Township to the east.


1. Surrounding neighborhoods

Findlay Township has four borders, including the townships of Moon to the east and northeast, North Fayette to the southeast, Robinson in Washington County to the southwest, and Independence in Beaver County to the northwest.


2. Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 5.145 people, 2.028 households, and 1.460 families residing in the township. The population density was 157.9 people per square mile 61.0/km². There were 2.128 housing units at an average density of 65.3/sq mi 25.2/km². The racial makeup of the township was 96.17% White, 1.63% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 2.028 households, out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47.484, and the median income for a family was $55.930. Males had a median income of $40.173 versus $27.045 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21.417. About 4.8% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.


3. Economy

Dicks Sporting Goods is headquartered in Findlay.

Since mid-2014, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has had a large printing operation in the Clinton area of the township.

Prior to its dissolution, MidAtlantic Airways had its headquarters on the grounds of Pittsburgh International Airport in Findlay.

Since 1979 the RIDC has developed business and research park property adjacent to the airport.


4. Education

West Allegheny School District serves the township. The Wilson School serves elementary school students. West Allegheny Middle School and West Allegheny High School serve secondary students.

Western Allegheny Community Library serves Findlay Township, North Fayette, and Oakdale.


5. Taxes

School tax millage rate- The West Allegheny SD shared with Findlay Twp., North Fayette Twp. and Oakdale Borough in 2017 was 18.51. This ranked 34th highest/most expensive out of Allegheny Countys 45 school districts, between Avonworth SD 34th highest and Quaker Valley SD 36th highest.