Charleroi Borough and the surrounding 20- mile area are home to an estimated 149,953 households. The average household income is $68,013. The total population of this area is 357,747 and the average age of residents is 43. In 2014, 91.4% of the labor force is expected to be employed.*
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s latest Traffic Data Report shows that an average of 15,300 vehicles travel daily through Charleroi’s central business district comprised of Fallowfield and McKean Avenues, also known as Route 88 N/S. The Charleroi exit of Interstate 70 is one mile from the Borough’s downtown; the exit is centrally located 25 minutes from Greensburg to the East and Washington to the West. An estimated 40,000 cars can access the Charleroi Exit each day. Pennsylvania Turnpike Route 43 is also just minutes from the Borough’s downtown, providing easy access to Pittsburgh, Uniontown and Morgantown. Public transportation service is provided by the Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority with daily bus service to a variety of locations including downtown Pittsburgh.
Charleroi Borough also participates in the River Town Program, an effort by a coalition of communities along the Monongahela River to support strategies that will expand and enhance the river as a commercial and recreational asset for the region.
To that end the borough supported the efforts of the Army Corps of Engineers which invested more than $55 million recently improving Lock and Dam #4 in Charleroi. As a commercial artery, the river carries 13 million tons of coal, limestone and other commodities through the Lock and Dam at Charleroi each year.
On the recreation side, “Trustees Park” is located along the banks of the Monongahela River in Charleroi, and it boasts a beautiful view of Lock #4. With three baseball fields, two pavilions, a playground area and easy access to the water, the site is very active in the summer months and especially popular among fishing enthusiasts.
Charleroi Borough also is undergoing a process to revive the Second St. River Access Ramp for those with motor boats, kayaks, canoes and jet skis. Currently river access is just minutes away from downtown at the state access site in Lower Speers.
For more detailed demographic information contact the Borough offices. Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation web site for additional traffic count maps for Washington County.
* Information is based on a 20-mile radius and has been provided by Nielsen Solution Center in cooperation with the PA Downtown Center.