Pittsburgh Suburbs: Curtisville


A Brief History of Curtisville


Curtisville is a census-designated place in Allegheny County. It was once three towns named after mines in the area—Curtisville #1, #2 and #3. The area was once a company-mining town and what many call a classic example of one. When it first began, Curtisville housed what were called boarding houses for single miners. There were typically only one in each mining town but Curtisville had two—one for English speaking men and one for non-English speakers. The buildings are now apartments. There was also a clubhouse where visiting company officials often stayed, as the building had better plumbing and heating. Curtisville also housed a barn and jail. The entire town was considered mine company property at one point. In the late 1940s, most of the homes in the toWN were sold to the miners who lived in them. Curtisville has since become a public town.

Facts about Curtisville


Curtisville is within West Deer Township and is a total area of 1.4 square miles. As of the last census in 2010, the average house size was 2.36 and the average family size 2.89. The age most represented in Curtisville is 25 to 44, representing 32.7 percent of the population. Curtisville is home to more males than females, with the ratio being 55 percent to 45 percent. 10 percent of the population in Curtisville are veterans.

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