Pittsburgh Suburbs: History of Reserve Township

A Brief History of Reserve Township

History of Reserve Township

Reserve Township is located in Allegheny County with a population of approximately 3,000. The area got its name from a larger area of land that Pennsylvania had reserved from sale. Dubbed the “Reserve Tract,” it was set aside to raise money to pay troops who had served during the Revolutionary War. German and Croatian immigrants settled in the area and helped build a community through steel, leather products and ethnic foods.

Facts about Reserve Township

History of Reserve Township

Reserve Township is part of the Shaler Area School District. The average household size in the neighborhood is 2.49 and family size is 3.02. The majority of the population is age 25 to 44. There are more females than males in the area—for every 100 females age 18 and over there are 89.4 males. The town only covers just two miles. The median income for families in Reserve is $43,298. The community earned solid B’s on Niche, with an A in nightlife. The area feel is quite suburban, with the majority of those owning homes rather than renting them. The average age in the community is 47 years old. Presidential election results have been fairly evenly split between Republican and Democratic candidates. Reserve reached peak population in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.

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