Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

Wilkinsburg: Borough of Pennsylvania


Wilkinsburg is a city located in the county of Allegheny in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 15,930 and a population density of 7,080 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 15,186 inhabitants.

The city was created 234 years ago in 1789.

Wilkinsburg locator map
Location of Wilkinsburg on Pennsylvania map.

Quick Facts about Wilkinsburg

Population : 15,186 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Allegheny County
Area : 2.25 km2
Named for : John Wilkins, Jr.
Altitude : 942 feet / 287 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1970 (234 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 17:17:03 (15th April 2024)
Density : 6,749 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.9% (2010-2020)
Wilkinsburg municipal building and library image
Wilkinsburg municipal building and library
Wilkinsburg municipal building and library image


Wilkinsburg is located at 40°26'30"N 79°52'55"W (40.4417400, -79.8819900).

Wilkinsburg map


According to census records, the population of Wilkinsburg decreased by 4.9% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 15,930 - census
2011 15,867 -0.4% estimation process
2012 15,865 -0.01% estimation process
2013 15,845 -0.13% estimation process
2014 15,784 -0.39% estimation process
2015 15,665 -0.76% estimation process
2016 15,555 -0.71% estimation process
2017 15,456 -0.64% estimation process
2018 15,366 -0.59% estimation process
2019 15,292 -0.48% estimation process
2020 15,186 -0.7% estimation process

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People born in Wilkinsburg (29)

People born in Wilkinsburg, including baseball player, coach, manager Bill McKechnie, musician Daniel Carter, aerospace engineer George S. Schairer, .


  • Dick Groat (American baseball player) he was born in 04/11/1930
  • Meldrim Thomson, Jr. (American legal publisher and conservative politician (1912-2001)) he was born in 08/03/1912
  • W. W. Bartley III (20th-century American philosopher) he was born in 02/10/1934
  • Paul Taylor (American choreographer, born 1930) he was born in 29/07/1930
  • Selig S. Harrison (American journalist, writer and academic) he was born in 19/03/1927
  • Anthony John Trenga (United States federal judge) he was born in 01/01/1949
  • Carl A. Gilbert (American football coach) he was born in 20/02/1892
  • Charles S. Mitchell (Newspaper publisher and editor) he was born in 13/11/1856
  • Darcy Richardson (American historian and writer) he was born in 06/12/1955
  • David Allan Young (U.S. entomologist) he was born in 26/05/1915
  • Gary E. Martin (Spectroscopist and businessperson) he was born in 01/10/1949
  • James A. Graham (United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 25/08/1940
  • Janet T. Neff (United States federal judge) she was born in 01/01/1945
  • Jim Beswick (American baseball player) he was born in 12/02/1958
  • Joe Fusco (American football player and coach) he was born in 03/02/1938
  • John Jaffurs (American football player (1923-1996)) he was born in 15/04/1923
  • Paul Bikle (American aviator) he was born in 05/06/1916
  • Richard S. Bull (US Navy officer) he was born in 06/01/1913

Schools in Wilkinsburg

College & universities near Wilkinsburg, PA

Code Name City ZIP
215628 Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary Pittsburgh (PA) 15208-2594

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Wilkinsburg, PA

Code Name Address Type
PGH Union Station 1100 Liberty Avenue RAIL
GNB Greensburg Harrison Ave. and Seton Hill Dr. RAIL
LAB Latrobe station 329 McKinley Ave RAIL
COV Connellsville station North Water Street and West Peach Street RAIL
JST Johnstown 47 Walnut Street RAIL

Post offices near Wilkinsburg

Post Office Name City ZIP
Wilkinsburg Finan Post Office Pittsburgh (PA) 15221

Other cities in Allegheny County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Allegheny County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Pittsburgh 299,226 The second most populous city in Pennsylvania and the center of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.
Penn Hills 40,517 A borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Municipality of Bethel Park 32,345 Home rule municipality of Pennsylvania
Bethel Park 32,118 Home rule municipality of Pennsylvania
Mount Lebanon 31,418 Municipality in Pennsylvania
Monroeville 28,176 City in Alabama, United States
Plum 26,993 Borough of Pennsylvania
Moon 25,204 Township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Unity 21,600 Township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States
Upper Saint Clair 19,896 Home rule municipality in Allegheny County
West Mifflin 19,588 Borough of Pennsylvania
McKeesport 18,927 City in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
Franklin Park 14,883 Borough of Pennsylvania
Cecil 13,220 Township in Washington County, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth 11,494 Borough in Pennsylvania, United States
Jefferson Hills 11,136 Borough of Pennsylvania

Distance to Other Cities

Wilkinsburg distances to largest Pennsylvania cities