Wilmerding, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wilmerding, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Wilmerding had a population of 2,187 as of July 1, 2016. Wilmerding 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 Wilmerding is located at latitude 40.3942 and longitude -79.81 in Allegheny County. 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. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 774 feet.

The Borough of Wilmerding (GNIS ID: 1214843) 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 Wilmerding 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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Wilmerding, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,187
Population in Households 2,170
Population in Familes 1,434
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 5,100
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 1,016
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 476
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 313 (26.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 703 (58.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $42,297
Average Home Value $50,240


Median Household Income $21,504
Average Household Income $32,060
Per Capita Income $14,985
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.02%
Households -0.03% 0.04%
Families -0.27% -0.13%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.42%
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 1,762 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 # 600 66th
Population Density1 # 136 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 132 93rd
Median Household Income # 1749 1st
Per Capita Income # 1749 1st

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