Tarentum, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tarentum, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Tarentum had a population of 4,446 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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Tarentum, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,446
Population in Households 4,381
Population in Familes 3,166
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density1 3,630
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 1,983
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,081
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,456 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 971 (39.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,012 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 473 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $80,580
Average Home Value $89,470


Median Household Income $35,633
Average Household Income $46,206
Per Capita Income $20,690
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.36% -0.12%
Households -0.25% -0.1%
Families -0.55% -0.28%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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.

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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, 2015 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 Density1 # 296 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 556 68th
Median Household Income # 1576 11th
Per Capita Income # 1414 20th

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