West Decatur, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Decatur, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The West Decatur Census Designated Place had a population of 571 as of July 1, 2016. West Decatur 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 Decatur is located at latitude 40.9291 and longitude -78.2817 in Clearfield County. The formal boundaries for the West Decatur Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clearfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,522 feet.

The West Decatur Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2634276) 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 Decatur Census Designated Place is located within Township of Boggs, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clearfield County.

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


Total Population 571
Population in Households 571
Population in Familes 478
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 408
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 235
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 171
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 204 (77.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $89,394
Average Home Value $109,530


Median Household Income $44,289
Average Household Income $53,824
Per Capita Income $22,102
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.11% 0.66%
Households 1.13% 0.67%
Families 2.01% 0.58%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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 Decatur, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Decatur 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 # 1253 29th
Population Density1 # 1490 15th
Diversity Index2 # 1637 7th
Median Household Income # 1146 35th
Per Capita Income # 1313 26th

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