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Ben Avon Heights, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ben Avon Heights had a population of 395 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ben Avon Heights is located at latitude 40.5125 and longitude -80.0731 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ben Avon Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,161 feet.

The Borough of Ben Avon Heights (GNIS ID: 1214769) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ben Avon Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ben Avon Heights, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 395
Population in Households 395
Population in Familes 355
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,278
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 142
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141 (97.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1 ( 0.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 2.1%)
Median Home Value $362,245
Average Home Value $372,695


Median Household Income $147,783
Average Household Income $224,452
Per Capita Income $80,689
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 0.7%
Households 1.18% 0.83%
Families 1.06% 0.72%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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.

Ben Avon Heights, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ben Avon Heights to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 1423 19th
Population Density1 # 607 66th
Diversity Index2 # 1227 31st
Median Household Income # 7 100th
Per Capita Income # 4 100th

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