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Whitaker, Pennsylvania
Rankin Bridge
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°23′58″N 79°53′12″W / 40.39944°N 79.88667°W / 40.39944; -79.88667Coordinates: 40°23′58″N 79°53′12″W / 40.39944°N 79.88667°W / 40.39944; -79.88667
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny
Government
 • MayorDaniel R Lassige
 • Council PresidentMike Bogesdorfer
 • Council Vice PresidentDavid Funk
 • Borough SecretaryJean Warren
 • Police ChiefCharles Considine
Area
 • Total0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Land0.30 sq mi (0.77 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,271
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,235
 • Density4,172.30/sq mi (1,609.38/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
15120
Area code(s)412
FIPS code42-84440
School DistrictWest Mifflin

Whitaker is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, and is on the Monongahela River 3 miles (5 km) upriver from Pittsburgh. The population was 1,271 at the 2010 census.[3]

The borough is named for James Whitaker, a pioneer settler.[4] Whitaker was incorporated January 4, 1904, from part of the former Mifflin Township.

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference USCensusEst2019CenPopScriptOnlyDirtyFixDoNotUse was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Whitaker borough, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  4. ^ Ackerman, Jan (May 10, 1984). "Town names carry bit of history". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 6. Retrieved 31 October 2015.

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