Wilkinsburg, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Wilkinsburg had a population of 15,784 as of July 1, 2016. Wilkinsburg 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 Wilkinsburg is located at latitude 40.4442 and longitude -79.8733 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Wilkinsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 938 feet.

The Borough of Wilkinsburg (GNIS ID: 1214842) 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 Wilkinsburg 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 Wilkinsburg: McNairsville, Rippeysville.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 15,784
Population in Households 15,484
Population in Familes 9,590
Population in Group Qrtrs 300
Population Density1 7,012
Diversity Index2 51
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,117
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 3,421
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,897 (28.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,220 (50.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,164 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $76,179
Average Home Value $108,509
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,713
Average Household Income $45,214
Per Capita Income $23,660
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.04%
Households -0.07% 0.03%
Families -0.27% -0.09%
Median Household Income   -0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Wilkinsburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilkinsburg 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 # 42 98th
Population Density1 # 52 97th
Diversity Index2 # 108 94th
Median Household Income # 1712 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1078 39th

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