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White Oak, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of White Oak had a population of 7,718 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for White Oak is located at latitude 40.3388 and longitude -79.7961 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of White Oak (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 820 feet.

The Borough of White Oak (GNIS ID: 1214841) 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 White Oak population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 7,718
Population in Households 7,508
Population in Familes 5,744
Population in Group Qrtrs 210
Population Density1 1,166
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 3,582
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 2,106
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,559 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,023 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 314 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $100,305
Average Home Value $114,635


Median Household Income $50,856
Average Household Income $62,697
Per Capita Income $29,695
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.19%
Households -0.13% -0.05%
Families -0.32% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

White Oak, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Oak 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 # 144 92nd
Population Density1 # 992 44th
Diversity Index2 # 665 62nd
Median Household Income # 819 54th
Per Capita Income # 424 76th

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