O'Hara Township is a
township in Allegheny
County, Pennsylvania, USA six miles
northeast of downtown Pittsburgh.
The population was 8,856 at the 2000 census
It is named for James
(1752?–1819), an early American industrialist in
O'Hara Township is located at (40.498001, -79.886789) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of
7.3 square miles
), of which, 7.0 square
miles (18.2 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles
(0.8 km²) of it (4.22%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 8,856
people, 3,248 households, and 2,536 families residing in the
township. The population density
was 1,259.1 people per square mile (486.4/km²). There were 3,381
housing units at an average density of 480.7/sq mi
(185.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.25% White
, 0.84% African American
, 0.05% Native American
, 0.26% from other races
, and 0.58% from two
or more races. 1.14% of the population were Hispanic
There were 3,248 households out of which 34.7% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 67.5% were married couples
living together, 8.4% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families.
19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the township the population was spread out with 25.6% under the
age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45
to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $67,725, and
the median income for a family was $77,594. Males had a median
income of $58,125 versus $36,458 for females. The per capita income
for the township was
$33,356. About 2.7% of families and 3.6% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 3.1%
of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
Culture and Education
a residential suburban neighborhood, O'Hara is home to the Bayernhof Music
Museum. K-12 public school students attend the
Area School District.