Oakmont is a borough in Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is a Pittsburgh suburb and part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 6,303 at the 2010 Census.
Incorporated as a town in 1889, this Allegheny River community began in 1816 when a farmer, Michael Bright, bought a large tract of land 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Pittsburgh. The settlement took its name from a landmark tree, as the deed description reads, "Beginning at a black oak on the bank of the Allegheny River ..." The borough is best known for the nearby Oakmont Country Club, a premier golf course which has been the site of numerous U.S. Open golf tournaments, including the 2016 U.S. Open
Oakmont is located at 40°31′10″N 79°50′15″W (40.519518, -79.837620).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 8.99%, is water. The business district of town is on relatively flat land near the Allegheny River, but the main residential area is on the upward slope headed toward Oakmont Country Club and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Plum Creek flows through the borough.
Oakmont has three land borders, including Plum to the east, and Penn Hills and Verona to the south. Across the Allegheny River to the west and northwest, Oakmont runs adjacent with O'Hara Township to the west and Harmar Township to the north (via the Hulton Bridge).
Oakmont is served by the Riverview School District, which includes two elementary/junior high schools that extend through 6th grade and Riverview High School, which serves Oakmont and neighboring Verona for grades 7-12. Riverview High School ranked 109 out of 764 statewide public high schools, including 18th in the Pittsburgh metro area, by US News & World Report in 2020, based on a variety of criteria such as college readiness, testing proficiency scores, AP class participation, graduation rate, and student:teacher ratio.
School tax millage rate- The Riverview School District (shared with Oakmont borough and Verona borough) in 2017 was 23.01. This ranked 17th highest/most expensive out of Allegheny County's 45 school districts, between Shaler SD (the 16th highest) and Elizabeth-Forward SD (the 18th highest).
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,911 people, 3,118 households, and 1,708 families residing in the borough.