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Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Pleasant Hills had a population of 7,930 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasant Hills is located at latitude 40.3298 and longitude -79.9596 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Pleasant Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,227 feet.

The Borough of Pleasant Hills (GNIS ID: 1214819) 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 Pleasant Hills 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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Pleasant Hills, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,930
Population in Households 7,816
Population in Familes 6,388
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density1 2,856
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 3,450
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 2,265
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,754 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,588 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 862 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 304 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $148,276
Average Home Value $166,258


Median Household Income $62,320
Average Household Income $77,111
Per Capita Income $33,863
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.67% -0.36%
Households -0.5% -0.25%
Families -0.64% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
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.

Pleasant Hills, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Hills 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 # 139 92nd
Population Density1 # 466 74th
Diversity Index2 # 771 57th
Median Household Income # 310 82nd
Per Capita Income # 214 88th

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