Located in the North Hills of Allegheny County, McCandless Township was officially created in 1851, after legislation carved it out of Pine Township. Named after Judge Wilson McCandless, a judge of the United States District Court of Western Pennsylvania, it became the Town of McCandless on January 1, 1975, and is now a home rule municipality operating under a charter. Today, nearly 28,457 residents occupy the the Town of McCandless’ 16.4 square miles.
Directions to McCandless Town Hall (9955 Grubbs Road)
North from Pittsburgh: I-279 north to McKnight Road exit to Ingomar Road/North Park exit. LEFT onto Grubbs Road.
South from I-79: Use Route 910 (Wexford) exit. LEFT onto Route 910, RIGHT onto Brandt School Road, LEFT onto Ingomar Road; cross over Ingomar Road/Perry Highway signalized intersection; continue on Ingomar Road, LEFT onto Grubbs Road.
East from Turnpike: Route 8 South, RIGHT onto Wildwood Road (yellow belt). Wildwood becomes Ingomar Road at Babcock Boulevard. RIGHT onto Grubbs Road.
West from I-79: Mt. Nebo exit (yellow belt), LEFT onto Arndt Road, LEFT onto Reis Run Road becomes Ingomar Heights Road, becomes Ingomar Road. LEFT onto Grubbs Road.
Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (Public Works hours are 7 a.m.–3 p.m.; Building and Code Enforcement hours are 8 a.m.–4 p.m.)
9955 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA 15090
- Robert T. Grimm, Town Manager
- Trisha A. Greathouse, Assistant Town Manager/Finance Director
- Ryan P. Hawk, Acting Chief of Police
- Bruce G. Betty, Zoning Officer
- Daniel E. Stack, Fire Marshal
- Jeffrey A. Frazier, Building Inspector/Deputy Fire Marshal
- Mark E. Sabina, Public Works Superintendent
- Judith M. Wagner, Tax Administrator/Deputy Tax Collector
Important Phone Numbers
412-369-7992 (Police Administration)
The following information on the Town of McCandless is based on the 2010 Census:
Housing Status (in housing units unless noted)
Population in owner-occupied (number of individuals): 22,752
Population in renter-occupied (number of individuals): 4,705
Households with individuals under 18: 3,263
Vacant (for rent): 354
Vacant (for sale): 85
Population by Sex/Age
Under 18: 5,910
18 & Over: 22,547
65 & Over: 5,045
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino: 311
Non Hispanic or Latino: 8,146
Population by Race
African American: 473
American Indian and Alaska Native: 25
All numbers derived from the 2010 Census Interactive Population Search