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Tarentum, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Tarentum had a population of 4,428 as of July 1, 2017. Tarentum ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tarentum is located at latitude 40.6045 and longitude -79.7599 in Allegheny County. 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. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The Borough of Tarentum (GNIS ID: 1214829) 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 Tarentum 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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Tarentum, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,428
Daytime Population: Workers 1,670
Daytime Population: Residents 2,399
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,069
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 4,362
Population in Familes 3,151
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density2 3,615
Diversity Index3 20
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,670
Average Household Income $50,035
Per Capita Income $22,542

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,425 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 972 (40.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 994 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 459 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $51,994
Average Home Value $65,869
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,966
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,075
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.31% -0.19%
Households -0.3% -0.16%
Families -0.48% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Tarentum, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tarentum 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 # 303 83rd
Population Density # 308 83rd
Diversity Index # 584 67th
Median Household Income # 1558 12th
Per Capita Income # 1377 22nd

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