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Wattsburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Wattsburg is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Erie County at latitude 42.0027 and longitude -79.8048. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,283 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Wattsburg 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 Wattsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wattsburg: Wattville.

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


Total Population 420
Population in Households 420
Population in Familes 352
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,411
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 162
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $125,862
Average Home Value $159,434


Median Household Income $50,991
Average Household Income $59,512
Per Capita Income $22,967
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.98% 0.61%
Households 1.2% 0.73%
Families 1.87% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   3.46%
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.


Wattsburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wattsburg 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 # 1399 21st
Population Density1 # 892 49th
Diversity Index2 # 1354 23rd
Median Household Income # 757 57th
Per Capita Income # 1057 40th

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