Whitaker, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Whitaker, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Whitaker had a population of 1,249 as of July 1, 2017. Whitaker ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Whitaker is located at latitude 40.4005 and longitude -79.8854 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Whitaker (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 988 feet.

The Borough of Whitaker (GNIS ID: 1214839) 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 Whitaker population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whitaker: Whittaker Boro.

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Whitaker, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,249
Daytime Population: Workers 100
Daytime Population: Residents 646
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 746
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 1,249
Population in Familes 975
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,215
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $38,981
Average Household Income $48,193
Per Capita Income $20,720


Total Housing Units 606 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 355 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $62,306
Average Home Value $64,296


Total Households 537
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 337
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.24% -0.11%
Households -0.13% -0.07%
Families -0.28% -0.18%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Whitaker, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitaker 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 # 862 51st
Population Density # 224 87th
Diversity Index # 322 82nd
Median Household Income # 1495 15th
Per Capita Income # 1567 11th

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