Apollo is a borough in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States, 35 miles northeast of Pittsburgh in a former coal-mining region. The population was 1,765 at the 2000 census.
First settled in 1790, the log cabin home of the Drake family still stands from that era, and is one of the oldest buildings in Armstrong County. By the late 19th century the Apollo Iron & Steel Company dominated the local economy. In 1895, company's president, George Gibson McMurtry, hired famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to design a town for Apollo Iron & Steel's workers. The result was the neighboring town of Vandergrift. In 1911, Apollo became home to the first public library in Armstrong County.
The median income for a household in the borough was $22,989, and the median income for a family was $29,952. Males had a median income of $26,750 versus $19,432 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,415. About 10.6% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.
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