Rankin, Pennsylvania

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Rankin, Pennsylvania
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Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°24′40″N 79°52′44″W / 40.41111°N 79.87889°W / 40.41111; -79.87889Coordinates: 40°24′40″N 79°52′44″W / 40.41111°N 79.87889°W / 40.41111; -79.87889
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny
Area
 • Total0.50 sq mi (1.30 km2)
 • Land0.44 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Water0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,122
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
2,027
 • Density4,638.44/sq mi (1,790.89/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-63408
Websitewww.rankinborough.com

Rankin is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, 8 miles (13 km) south of Pittsburgh on the Monongahela River. The borough was named after Thomas Rankin, a local landowner.[3] Early in the 20th century, Rankin specialized in manufacturing steel and wire goods. The population increased from 3,775 in 1900 to 7,470 in 1940, and has since declined to 2,122 as of the 2010 census.[4]

  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. ^ Porter, Thomas J. Jr. (May 10, 1984). "Town names carry a little bit of history". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 1. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Rankin borough, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 21, 2011.

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