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East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of East Pittsburgh had a population of 1,676 as of July 1, 2017. East Pittsburgh 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 East Pittsburgh is located at latitude 40.3969 and longitude -79.8382 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of East Pittsburgh (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 915 feet.

The Borough of East Pittsburgh (GNIS ID: 1214790) 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 East Pittsburgh 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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East Pittsburgh, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,676
Daytime Population: Workers 637
Daytime Population: Residents 962
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,599
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 1,666
Population in Familes 1,162
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 4,323
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $26,005
Average Household Income $36,978
Per Capita Income $16,701


Total Housing Units 1,035 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 270 (26.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 481 (46.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 284 (27.4%)
Median Home Value $46,233
Average Home Value $55,000


Total Households 751
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 362
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.15% -0.76%
Households -1.24% -0.78%
Families -1.44% -0.9%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

East Pittsburgh, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Pittsburgh 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 # 722 59th
Population Density # 207 88th
Diversity Index # 61 97th
Median Household Income # 1745 1st
Per Capita Income # 1741 1st

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