Allegheny County PA Information


Allegheny County Subdivisions

Allegheny County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,232,710
Population in Households 1,195,896
Population in Familes 892,538
Population in Group Qrtrs 36,814
Population Density1 1,689
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 541,861
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 309,382
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 601,475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 338,715 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 203,146 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 59,614 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $131,932
Average Home Value $177,617


Median Household Income $51,969
Average Household Income $74,436
Per Capita Income $33,140
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.13%
Households 0.24% 0.22%
Families 0.07% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Allegheny County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Allegheny County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 4 96th
Diversity Index2 # 15 79th
Median Household Income # 21 70th
Per Capita Income # 5 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.