Arnold City, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Arnold City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Arnold City Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Fayette County at latitude 40.1176 and longitude -79.8228. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 938 feet.

The formal official name is the Arnold City Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Arnold City, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for Arnold City indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Arnold City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 490
Population in Households 490
Population in Familes 387
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,092
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 199
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 126
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $100,658
Average Home Value $122,368


Median Household Income $38,347
Average Household Income $45,586
Per Capita Income $20,302
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.38% -0.37%
Households -0.12% -0.3%
Families 0.76% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
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.


Arnold City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arnold City 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 # 1335 24th
Population Density1 # 1035 41st
Diversity Index2 # 698 61st
Median Household Income # 1442 18th
Per Capita Income # 1408 20th

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