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Latrobe was founded to provide railway yards and maintenance for the Pennsylvania Railroad when it was routed to the west toward Pittsburgh. Scenic environmental beauty and the location of Latrobe along the Pennsylvania Railroad were key factors for the development of a significant industrial hub, rich ethnic heritage, and a notable reputation for being on the threshold of major development. Steeped in history, tradition, education and culture, Latrobe's notoriety comes from being a region of modern industry, recreation, and expanding technology. Latrobe continues to be a flourishing community of progressive citizens and up-to-date services.

My Hometown

By Lesley Flack Yurek
Reprinted with permission.

In the rolling hills of Western PA
We've hidden a wonderful place.
"Only another small town" Is what many say,
But here history has been made on many a day.
Oh, where to begin? There's so many to review,
How 'bout starting with Rolling Rock, that wonderful brew.
The green painted bottle is what most people recall,
Few know the "33" comes from a town quite so small.
And Mister Rogers, he's a well known face
I bet nobody realizes his neighborhood was the same place.
Overnight mail used to be such a fight,
But our invention of airmail set that all right.
Still the list goes on, there's only a few more,
Like the discovery made in Strickler's Drug Store.
Ice cream and bananas what a perfect combination,
Now the entire world enjoys the banana split creation.
Professional football had its start in this spot
Ten dollars and cakes to sweeten the pot.
Of course we can't forget that famous golf pro
Arnold Palmer's his name, this is where he started to grow.
Now here ends my little ode,
My hometown Latrobe, it's right down the road.

Now Available Online: The Code for the City of Latrobe

History:
Latrobe Area Historical Society

Demographics:

Type: City

Land Area (sq mi): 2.3
Water Area (sq km): 0.00

Longitude: -079381171
Latitude: +40314940

Total Households: 3,786
Average Household Size: 2.2

Total Families: 2,457
Average Family Size: 2.9

Total Population: 8,338

Race:
American Indian: 11
Asian/Pacific Island: 50
Black/African American: 63
White: 8,126
Other: 14
Hispanic: 59

Age:
Under 18: 1,730
20 to 34: 1312
35 to 64: 1,480
65 and older: 1,614

Median Age Male: 38.9
Median Age Female: 43.8

School District:
Greater Latrobe School District

Demographic data provided by:
©2010 Census.gov
Reprinted with permission
Planning to Move Here?
Schools:
- Greater Latrobe School District
- Bible Baptist Christian Academy
- Christ the Divine Teacher
- Grace Bible Academy

Just Moved Here?
Utilities:*
Electric - West Penn Power
Gas - Dominion Peoples Gas
Water - Latrobe Municipal Authority
Cable - Comcast
Phone - Verizon

See additional surrounding area utilities.

*AML does not support or endorse any utility. This list is merely provided for informational purposes.

City Info
Latrobe Municipal Building
901 Jefferson Street
Latrobe, PA 15650
(724) 539-8548

Mayor
Rosemarie Wolford

Deputy Mayor
Kenneth A. Baldonieri

City Council Members
Fabian Giovannagelo
Robert Forish
Michael Skapura
Rose M. Wolford

City Manager
Alex Graziani

City Secretary
Barbara Buck

Code Zoning Officer
Ann Powell

Public Works Director
Joseph Bush

Police Chief
Chuck Huska

Fire Chief
John Basile

Solicitor
James Kelley, Jr.

Engineer
Gibson Thomas Engineering

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