Collier public schools spend $14,994 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.7 students per teacher in Collier.
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Collier Township, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Collier's cost of living is 1.9% higher than the U.S. average.
Collier's population is 7,928 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 19.3%.
The unemployment rate in Collier is 4.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Collier jobs have increased by 0.2%
The median home cost in Collier is $246,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.3%
History of Collier Township, PA
According to Wikipedia:
Since 1968, Kirwan Heights was designated, along with neighboring borough Heidelberg, as Exit 55 on Interstate 79. In July 2012, PennDOT changed the signs to "Heidelberg/Collier". However, the sign at the PA 50 junction off this exit still indicates "PA 50 West/Kirwan Heights"
Collier is served by 5 ZIP codes: 15106 (Carnegie), 15071 (Oakdale), 15142 (Presto), 15017 (Bridgeville), and 15205 (Pittsburgh).
The earliest settlers of the township were James Ewing. James Ewing was born in Cecil County, Maryland, about 1730, emigrated to the west in 1770, and built a gristmill on Robinson's run. His claim comprised a thousand acres (4 km²). Gabriel and Isaac Walker were born in Lancaster County, Pa., the former in 1744, the latter in 1746. The Scotch-Irish brothers emigrated to the west in 1772 and purchased two thousand acres (8 km²) from John Henry. Gabriel located near Hays crossing, on the Pan Handle railroad, and Isaac at Walker's Mills.
Collier Township was erected on June 7, 1875, comprising portions of Robinson and South Fayette townships, and a half-square mile of North Fayette. The township is named for Hon. Frederick H. Collier, a county court judge.
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