Community Snapshots

Place matters- where and how people live, learn, work, and play has a tremendous impact on overall health and well-being. We know a person’s zip code may be as equally important as their genetic code. We also know our South Hills and Mon Valley communities are unique and changing rapidly. At the links below you will find updated community data profiles compiled from the latest 2020 US Census data, American Community Survey Data, Allegheny County Health Department COVID-19 vaccination data, and Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Southwest Service Request Data. At the request of the Jefferson Community Collaborative and the Vision Council we are happy to feature not only profiles of Jefferson Area Municipalities, but also Jefferson Area School Districts. Linked below you will find the first release of these of these new and exciting profiles, featuring information about the entire Jefferson Area, the Baldwin-Whitehall School District, and the South Allegheny School District, with more to be released in late summer and early fall 2022. Also linked below is our Community Snapshot – Issued November 2021.

Together, these data profiles tell the story of increasing suburban diversity and promising opportunity, highlighted by notable increases in the Asian, Multi-Racial, Hispanic/Latinx, and Black populations in the South Hills and lower Mon Valley area served by the Jefferson Regional Foundation. In 2010, people of color comprised 13% of the Jefferson population, while 2020 U.S. Census data indicates 21% of the residents are people of color. While the City of Pittsburgh has experienced population decline, the County growth of 2.2% is particularly apparent in areas like the South Hills, home to a growing immigrant population.