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Clairton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Clairton had a population of 6,601 as of July 1, 2017. Clairton ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Clairton is located at latitude 40.2976 and longitude -79.8859 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clairton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 902 feet.

The City of Clairton (GNIS ID: 1214783) 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 Clairton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Clairton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,601
Daytime Population: Workers 3,778
Daytime Population: Residents 3,804
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,582
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 6,569
Population in Familes 4,790
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 2,388
Diversity Index3 55
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,734
Average Household Income $45,779
Per Capita Income $21,324

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,746 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,311 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 842 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $47,967
Average Home Value $69,129
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,057
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,701
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.39% -0.22%
Households -0.3% -0.16%
Families -0.47% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Clairton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clairton to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 175 90th
Population Density # 568 68th
Diversity Index # 89 95th
Median Household Income # 1715 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1508 14th

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