Clairton, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Clairton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Clairton had a population of 6,615 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 6,615
Population in Households 6,583
Population in Familes 4,807
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 2,393
Diversity Index2 55
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,075
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 1,710
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,904 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,751 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,324 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 829 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $45,982
Average Home Value $67,047
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,093
Average Household Income $43,462
Per Capita Income $20,326
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.26%
Households -0.26% -0.14%
Families -0.46% -0.27%
Median Household Income   -1.37%
Per Capita Income   0.5%
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.

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, 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 # 176 90th
Population Density1 # 570 68th
Diversity Index2 # 85 95th
Median Household Income # 1722 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1518 14th

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