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Tarentum, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Tarentum is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Allegheny County at latitude 40.6045 and longitude -79.7599. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Tarentum 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 Tarentum (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 4,450
Population in Households 4,386
Population in Familes 3,182
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density1 3,633
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 1,986
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,087
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,456 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 979 (39.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,007 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 470 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $79,388
Average Home Value $86,185


Median Household Income $35,654
Average Household Income $44,857
Per Capita Income $20,099
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.42% -0.13%
Households -0.27% -0.1%
Families -0.55% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   3.57%
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.


Tarentum, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tarentum 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 # 301 83rd
Population Density1 # 297 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 550 69th
Median Household Income # 1570 11th
Per Capita Income # 1428 19th

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