Dormont Real Estate
The territory in which Dormont Borough is situated was held by the Delaware and Shawnee tribes until 1768 when the territory was part of the transaction in which Fort Stanwix was purchased from the Six Nations. In following years, Dormont's area was part of Cumberland County, Pitt Township in Bedford County, Penn Township in Washington County, and finally, St. Clair Township in Allegheny County in 1788.
Dormont was originally fashioned from parts of Scott and Union Townships. An order of incorporation was signed on March 31, 1909, making Dormont the first independent municipality in the South Hills of Allegheny County. Municipal officials initially wanted to name the new community "Mt. Lebanon," however objections were raised by their as yet unincorporated neighbors to the south who eventually adopted the name. Instead, the name Dormont was chosen from the Americanized version of the French term "mont d'or", loosely translated as "Mountain of Gold.”
The first election of Borough officials was held on April 27, 1909. Dormont later annexed part of Scott Township in 1909, two additional parts of Union Township in 1913 and 1916, and a portion of Mt. Lebanon Township in January 1921, giving it a total area of just less than one square mile. With the construction of the streetcar tunnel and the Liberty Tunnels came rapid growth.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,305 people, 4,089 households, and 2,314 families residing in the borough. The population density was 12,563.3 people per square mile (4,855.0/km²). There were 4,287 housing units at an average density of 5,788.2 per square mile (2,236.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.08% White, 1.05% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.63% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.
There were 4,089 households, out of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 21.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $38,958, and the median income for a family was $51,826. Males had a median income of $36,286 versus $27,241 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $20,520. About 4.8% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.
Dormont is located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County, approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south of the county seat Pittsburgh.
Dormont's map coordinates are: 40°23′37″N 80°2′15″W (40.393646, -80.037466).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.
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Dormont Listings Summary
Dormont - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Dormont: $322,500 / County Avg $314,600
Avg Taxes in Dormont: $4,400 / County Avg $4,100
Avg Sq. Ft. in Dormont: 1,963 / County Avg 1,780
Avg Price per/sqft in Dormont:$164 / County Avg $177
Avg Walkscore in Dormont: 80 / County Avg 49
Avg Year Built in Dormont: 1919 / County Avg 1942
Avg Days on Website in Dormont: 53 / County Avg 64