West Hills, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Hills, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The West Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 1,196 as of July 1, 2016. West Hills ranks in the lower 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 West Hills is located at latitude 40.8303 and longitude -79.536 in Armstrong County. The formal boundaries for the West Hills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Armstrong County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The West Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390477) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Hills Census Designated Place is located within Township of East Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Armstrong County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Hills 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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West Hills, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,196
Population in Households 1,192
Population in Familes 976
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 368
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 485
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 321
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 528 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 363 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $160,443
Average Home Value $175,895


Median Household Income $52,887
Average Household Income $67,984
Per Capita Income $29,537
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.87% -0.56%
Households -0.74% -0.5%
Families -2.54% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

West Hills, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Hills 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 # 892 49th
Population Density1 # 1531 13th
Diversity Index2 # 1469 17th
Median Household Income # 687 61st
Per Capita Income # 436 75th

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