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Plum, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Plum is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Allegheny County at latitude 40.5019 and longitude -79.7482. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,142 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Plum, but most people and references simply refer to it as Plum, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Plum indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Plum (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles.

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Plum, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 27,188
Population in Households 27,054
Population in Familes 22,990
Population in Group Qrtrs 134
Population Density1 951
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 11,070
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 7,814
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,529 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,541 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 490 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $181,522
Average Home Value $212,545


Median Household Income $64,656
Average Household Income $77,639
Per Capita Income $31,639
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.05% 0.12%
Households 0.4% 0.29%
Families 0.2% 0.17%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
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.


Plum, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plum to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 21 99th
Population Density1 # 1096 38th
Diversity Index2 # 692 61st
Median Household Income # 257 85th
Per Capita Income # 264 85th

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