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Encyclopedia > Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Latrobe is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Melbourne, Australia by night For alternate meanings see city (disambiguation) A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Westmoreland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ...


In 1852, Oliver Barnes (a civil engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad) laid out the plans for the community that was incorporated in 1854 as the Borough of Latrobe. Barnes named the town for his best friend and college classmate, Benjamin Latrobe, who was a civil engineer for the B&O Railroad, (his father, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, was the architect who rebuilt the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. after the War of 1812). Its location along the route of the Pennsylvania Railroad helped Latrobe develop into a significant industrial hub. Benjamin Henry Latrobe (May 1, 1764 - September 3, 1820) was an architect best known for his design of the United States Capitol. ...


The city had a total population of 8,994 as of the 2000 census (9,265 in 1990). It is located near the Pennsylvania's scenic Chestnut Ridge, southeast of Pittsburgh. Latrobe was incorporated as a borough in 1854, and as a city in 1999. This article is about the year 2000. ... For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... (This article is about the city. ... A borough is a local government administrative subdivision used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Among its claims to fame, Latrobe is the home of the Rolling Rock Brewery, Saint Vincent College, and golfer Arnold Palmer. It was the childhood home of Fred Rogers, children's television personality. It is also claimed that the first professional football game was played in Latrobe, and that the first banana split was made there, though both claims are challenged by other locales. Latrobe is home to the training camp of the Pittsburgh Steelers American football team. Rolling Rock is a brand of beer brewed in the Pittsburgh suburb of Latrobe, Pennsylvania by the Latrobe Brewing Company, which is owned by Labatt USA. It is distinctive in several ways. ... Saint Vincent College is a four-year, coeducational, Catholic, liberal arts college located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs. ... Arnold Palmer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Fred Rogers on the set of Mister Rogers Neighborhood The Rev. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A Royal Banana Split A banana split is an ice cream-based dessert. ... Conference AFC Division North Year Founded 1933 Home Field Heinz Field City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher League Championships (4) Super Bowl: 1974 (IX), 1975 (X), 1978 (XIII), 1979 (XIV) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995 Division Championships (17) AFC Central...


Geography

Latrobe is located at 40°18'54" North, 79°22'52" West (40.314940, -79.381171)GR1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Spring Street, downtown Latrobe in 2003
Spring Street, downtown Latrobe in 2003

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.0 km² (2.3 mi²). 6.0 km² (2.3 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water. ImageMetadata File history File links SpringStreet. ... ImageMetadata File history File links SpringStreet. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 8,994 people, 3,966 households, and 2,458 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,509.8/km² (3,913.6/mi²). There are 4,258 housing units at an average density of 714.8/km² (1,852.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 98.78% White, 0.32% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.37% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 3,966 households out of which 25.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% are married couples living together, 11.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% are non-families. 34.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.22 and the average family size is 2.86. Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $33,268, and the median income for a family is $42,168. Males have a median income of $31,802 versus $22,227 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,208. 9.4% of the population and 6.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
Latrobe, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (491 words)
Latrobe is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Latrobe was incorporated as a borough in 1854, and as a city in 1999.
Latrobe is home to the training camp of the Pittsburgh Steelers American football team.
Latrobe, Pennsylvania - definition of Latrobe, Pennsylvania in Encyclopedia (468 words)
Latrobe is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Among its claims to fame, Latrobe is the home of the Rolling Rock Brewery, Saint Vincent College, and Arnold Palmer.
It is also claimed that the first professional football game was played in Latrobe, and that the first banana split was made there.
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