Beltzhoover (Pittsburgh)

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Houses in Beltzhoover built circa 2003 to 2006
Houses in Beltzhoover built circa 2003 to 2006
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Coordinates: 40°24′58″N 80°00′11″W / 40.416°N 80.003°W / 40.416; -80.003
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny County
City Pittsburgh
 • Total 0.421 sq mi (1.09 km2)
 • Total 1,925
 • Density 4,600/sq mi (1,800/km2)
ZIP Code

Beltzhoover is a neighborhood in southern Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in an area known as the South Hills.

The area is named for Melchior Beltzhoover who was a tradesman there in the early 19th century.[2] The community borders McKinley Park. The neighborhood lies in the 18th ward and is predominantly an African-American neighborhood. The area has commonly been referred as up and coming, due to fact that the crime rate has decreased tremendously over the past 10 years.

The neighborhood is currently the subject of a revitalization effort by local organizations, such as the Beltzhoover Consensus Group , the Hilltop Housing Initiative, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.[3] In hopes to reestablish the business districts, maintain current homeowners and create new homeowners by rehabbing current vacant homes. The Beltzhoover School, 60,000 sq ft, was recently purchased by the BCG and will be renovated in the next several years to boost the economy of Beltzhoover.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1940 8,407 —    
1950 8,153 −3.0%
1960 7,064 −13.4%
1970 5,908 −16.4%
1980 4,206 −28.8%
1990 3,338 −20.6%
2000 2,783 −16.6%
2010 1,925 −30.8%
University of Pittsburgh[6]

Surrounding neighborhoods

Beltzhoover has four Pittsburgh neighborhood borders, including Mount Washington to the north and west, Allentown to the upper east, Knoxville to the mid and lower east, and Bon Air to the south and southwest.

See also


  1. ^ a b "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". Pittsburgh Department of City Planning. 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  2. ^ Bloom, Albert W. (Jan 14, 1953). "Pittsburgh today made up of many villages". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 23. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  3. ^ Todd, Deborah. "Hilltop housing initiative brings change to community". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2006-12-28.
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  5. ^ "Census:Pittsburgh" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 10, 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2012. [better source needed]
  6. ^ "Pittsburgh Census Tracts". Retrieved January 2, 2018.

Further reading

  • Toker, Franklin (1994) [1986]. Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6.

External links

Media related to Beltzhoover (Pittsburgh) at Wikimedia Commons

  • Beltzhoover Neighborhood Map
  • Beltzhoover Neighborhood

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