About Us

Basic Township Information and Facts
An independent community since 1836, West Deer Township is characterized by its self-reliant people and rural-residential atmosphere.  We are a growing community with low crime rates and a diversified population, and offer easy access to everything the Pittsburgh area offers, yet we still retain a relaxed, “small town” atmosphere.

Some Quick Facts:
West Deer has a population of 11,771 people.
West Deer Township is the third largest municipality in Allegheny County at 28.874 square miles.
Seven postal zones serve residents of the Township:
Allison Park 15101
Bairdford 15006
Cheswick 15024
Curtisville 15032
Gibsonia 15044
Russellton 15076
Tarentum 15084
The municipality share borders with seven other townships: Clinton, Fawn, Frazer, Hampton, Indiana, Middlesex, and Richland.
There are 105 miles of roads in West Deer Township broken down as follows:
Township      60.3 road miles
State               38.37 road miles
County           6.33 road miles


History of West Deer

Download our 150th anniversary book (PDF online version) using the button below. Please enjoy the lengthy, yet extremely interesting history of our Township.
The History of West Deer Township