West Fairview, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Fairview, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Fairview (historical) had a population of 1,276 as of July 1, 2016. West Fairview 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 West Fairview is located at latitude 40.2787 and longitude -76.9208 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Fairview (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 331 feet.

The Borough of West Fairview (historical) (GNIS ID: 2390470) 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 Borough of West Fairview (historical) is located within Township of East Pennsboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Fairview 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 West Fairview: Fairview.

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


Total Population 1,276
Population in Households 1,276
Population in Familes 958
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,962
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 537
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 320
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 275 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 262 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $120,000
Average Home Value $126,630


Median Household Income $43,362
Average Household Income $50,635
Per Capita Income $21,186
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% 0.22%
Households -0.18% 0.15%
Families -0.2% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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 Fairview, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Fairview 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 # 855 52nd
Population Density1 # 260 85th
Diversity Index2 # 365 79th
Median Household Income # 1186 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1437 19th

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