Duquesne is a city located in Allegheny County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Home to a population of over 5,500 residents, Duquesne sits as a part of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Pennsylvania and anchored by Pittsburgh, the second-largest city in the state. Though first settled as early as 1791 it would not see any major growth or development until the late 19th century, and was not incorporated as a city until 1918. Sadly, Duquesne has not been able to recover from the deindustrialization wave that crippled many smaller towns in the northeast and across the northern United States, and the city was declared a financially distressed city by the state of Pennsylvania in 1991. Today, it has fewer total residents than it did mill works during its peak industrial output during the 1930’s and 40’s.
Basic Facts About Duquesne
- Current population: 5,500
- Current mayor: Phillip Krivacek
- Total area: 2.0 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.duquesnepa.us/
- Located in: Allegheny County
- Founded in: 1791
- Zip codes: 15110
- Area codes: 878, 412
Auto Transport Tips to Duquesne
Duquesne sits fairly close to Pittsburgh, so on the whole it likely won’t cost you any more to ship to or from Duquesne than any other part of the immediate Pittsburgh metro area, or even Pittsburgh in general. Auto transport companies prefer to run routes into and out of major metropolitan areas, as that’s where the customers tend to be; by running routes through major cities, they can lower costs for both themselves and their customers by being able to load multiple vehicles during a single stop (known as coloading). This also applies to many nearby bedroom communities of a major city as well, and Duquesne should be easy enough to ship to and from as a result of its proximity to Pittsburgh.
That said, auto shippers prefer to run routes along major interstate highways, and Duquesne is only accessible via smaller state highways that really don’t connect to any major interstates – at least not anywhere close to Pittsburgh. In this you may find it easier to meet your carrier in Pittsburgh proper for pickup or delivery instead of making them come to Duquesne; while it may not affect your prices all that much, you can discuss your pickup and delivery locations with both your auto transportation representative and also the driver of the truck that will be shipping your vehicle – they may be able to save you some time and money in this regard.
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