Ben Avon, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ben Avon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ben Avon had a population of 1,782 as of July 1, 2016. Ben Avon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ben Avon is located at latitude 40.5052 and longitude -80.0821 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ben Avon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 846 feet.

The Borough of Ben Avon (GNIS ID: 1214768) 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 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, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,782
Population in Households 1,779
Population in Familes 1,442
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 4,703
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 747
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 481
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 516 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 231 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $212,658
Average Home Value $243,992


Median Household Income $88,242
Average Household Income $113,294
Per Capita Income $47,529
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% 0.06%
Households 0.15% 0.16%
Families 0.0% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ben Avon 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 # 701 60th
Population Density1 # 166 91st
Diversity Index2 # 651 63rd
Median Household Income # 67 96th
Per Capita Income # 46 97th

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