Whitaker, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Whitaker, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Whitaker had a population of 1,260 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whitaker: Whittaker Boro.


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Whitaker, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,260
Population in Households 1,260
Population in Familes 984
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,252
Diversity Index2 30
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 543
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 341
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 358 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 185 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $56,250
Average Home Value $58,799
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,377
Average Household Income $46,020
Per Capita Income $19,832
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.1%
Households 0.03% 0.04%
Families -0.14% -0.06%
Median Household Income   -0.52%
Per Capita Income   0.73%
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.

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, 2016 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 # 861 51st
Population Density1 # 222 87th
Diversity Index2 # 314 82nd
Median Household Income # 1509 14th
Per Capita Income # 1571 11th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.