Braddock, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Braddock, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Braddock had a population of 2,291 as of July 1, 2016. Braddock ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Braddock is located at latitude 40.4017 and longitude -79.8686 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Braddock (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

The Borough of Braddock (GNIS ID: 1214773) 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 Braddock 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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Braddock, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,291
Population in Households 2,101
Population in Familes 1,605
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density1 4,068
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 884
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 509
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,166 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (30.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 524 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 282 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $33,457
Average Home Value $45,694


Median Household Income $20,883
Average Household Income $31,196
Per Capita Income $13,857
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 0.62%
Households 1.15% 0.78%
Families 0.94% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
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.

Braddock, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Braddock 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 # 577 67th
Population Density1 # 244 86th
Diversity Index2 # 143 92nd
Median Household Income # 1751 1st
Per Capita Income # 1756 0th

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