- Latrobe, Pennsylvania
official_name = Pagename
settlement_type = City
image_caption = Looking down Main Street
pushpin_label_position = right
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Westmoreland
government_type = City Council
leader_title = Mayor
established_title = Settled
established_date = 1852
established_title1 = Incorporated (borough)
established_date1 = May 24, 1854
established_title2 = Incorporated (city)
established_date2 = 1999
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_sq_mi = 2.3
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 7634
population_density_sq_mi = 4414.3
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 40
latm = 18
lats = 54
latNS = N
longd = 79
longm = 22
longs = 52
longEW = W
elevation_ft = 997
postal_code = 15650
area_code = 724
website = http://www.cityoflatrobe.com
In 1852, Oliver Barnes (a civil engineer for the
Pennsylvania Railroad) laid out the plans for the community that was incorporated in 1854 as the Borough of Latrobe. Barnes named the town for his best friend and college classmate, Benjamin Latrobe, who was a civil engineer for the B&O Railroad(his father, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, was the architect who rebuilt the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. after the War of 1812). Its location along the route of the Pennsylvania Railroad helped Latrobe develop into a significant industrial hub.
The city population was 7,968 as of the 2000 census (9,265 in
1990). It is located near the Pennsylvania's scenic Chestnut Ridge. Latrobe was incorporated as a boroughin 1854, and as a city in 1999.
Among its claims to fame, Latrobe is the home of the Latrobe Brewery (the original brewer of
Rolling Rockbeer), Saint Vincent College, and golfer Arnold Palmer. It was the childhood home of Fred Rogers, children's television personality. He was also buried there at Unity Cemetery after his death in 2003. While it was believed for years that the first professional football game was played in Latrobe, the city refused induction into the Hall of Fame records. Latrobe is also home of the first banana split, invented in Latrobe by David Strickler in 1904. Latrobe is home to the training campof the Pittsburgh SteelersAmerican football team. Also, comedian Jackie Mason spent three years as a rabbi in Latrobe after his ordination.
In May 2006,
Anheuser-Buschpurchased the Rolling Rockbrands, but not the brewery. In June 2006, City Brewing Companyfrom LaCrosse, Wisconsinentered into negotiations to buy the brewery. [cite web|title=Wisconsin brewer may buy Rolling Rock plant|publisher= Pittsburgh Post-Gazette|date=June 22, 2006|url=http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06173/700216-28.stm|accessmonthday=June 25 |accessyear=2006] In September 2006, City Brewing Company agreed to purchase the brewery, [ [http://pittsburgh.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2006/09/25/daily31.html City Brewery buys Latrobe Brewery - Pittsburgh Business Times: ] ] and they licensed it to the Boston Beer Company in April 2007 as a satellite brewery to produce Samuel Adams beers. [ [http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07094/774830-28.stm Samuel Adams comes calling on Latrobe brewer ] ] The brewery employs approximately two hundred workers locally.
Latrobe is located at coor dms|40|18|54|N|79|22|52|W|city (40.314940, -79.381171).GR|1 According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,994 people, 3,966 households, and 2,458 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 3,913.6 people per square mile (1,509.8/km²). There were 4,258 housing units at an average density of 1,852.8 per square mile (714.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.78% White, 0.32% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.
There were 3,966 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the city the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,268, and the median income for a family was $42,168. Males had a median income of $31,802 versus $22,227 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $18,208. About 6.5% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
Latrobe (Amtrak station)
Notable past residents
Arnold Palmer, golf player
Fred Rogers, host of the PBSseries Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
* Greg Forbes, meteorologist and Severe Weather Expert for The Weather Channel
Joshua Fiedler, Musician, Songwriter, The Juliana Theory
Joshua Kosker, Musician, Songwriter, The Juliana Theory
*Latrobe is featured in "Scan," an episode of the television show "
Prison Break". Fugitive Fernando Sucreis stopped by a Pennsylvania State Trooper, but runs through a field and presumably jumps aboard a cargo train headed towards New York.
George Romero's Night of the Living Deadthe town is featured as a sanctuary from the uprising of the dead.
Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
Latrobe Country Club
Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area
Saint Vincent Archabbey
Saint Vincent Seminary
* [http://www.cityoflatrobe.com/ City of Latrobe Website]
* [http://www.greaterlatrobe.net/history/ The Latrobe Area Historical Society]
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