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Wilmerding, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Wilmerding is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Allegheny County at latitude 40.3942 and longitude -79.81. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 774 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Wilmerding, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wilmerding, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Wilmerding indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Wilmerding (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Wilmerding, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,182
Population in Households 2,166
Population in Familes 1,437
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 5,098
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 1,020
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 478
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 317 (26.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 703 (59.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 169 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $80,810
Average Home Value $103,707


Median Household Income $23,126
Average Household Income $31,885
Per Capita Income $14,946
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.09% -0.01%
Households 0.05% 0.08%
Families -0.29% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.


Wilmerding, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilmerding to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 600 66th
Population Density1 # 137 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 126 93rd
Median Household Income # 1748 1st
Per Capita Income # 1736 2nd

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