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Homestead, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Homestead had a population of 3,125 as of July 1, 2016. Homestead 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 Homestead is located at latitude 40.4073 and longitude -79.9099 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Homestead (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 781 feet.

The Borough of Homestead (GNIS ID: 1214802) 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 Homestead 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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Homestead, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,125
Population in Households 3,084
Population in Familes 2,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 5,430
Diversity Index2 57
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,482
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 693
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,898 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (25.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,007 (53.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 416 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $32,445
Average Home Value $44,053
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,587
Average Household Income $41,822
Per Capita Income $20,076
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% -0.09%
Households -0.03% 0.03%
Families -0.27% -0.12%
Median Household Income   -0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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.

Homestead, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Homestead 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 # 433 75th
Population Density1 # 110 94th
Diversity Index2 # 73 96th
Median Household Income # 1730 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1543 12th

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