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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Belle Vernon had a population of 1,032 as of July 1, 2016. Belle Vernon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belle Vernon is located at latitude 40.1235 and longitude -79.8621 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Belle Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 810 feet.

The Borough of Belle Vernon (GNIS ID: 1215222) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belle Vernon 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 Belle Vernon: Belle Vernon Boro, Bellevernon, Nelle Vernon.

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Belle Vernon, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,032
Population in Households 1,032
Population in Familes 660
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,123
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 549
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 238
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 204 (30.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 345 (51.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $70,879
Average Home Value $80,392


Median Household Income $26,885
Average Household Income $39,535
Per Capita Income $21,032
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.91% -0.73%
Households -0.77% -0.63%
Families -1.1% -0.85%
Median Household Income   -0.34%
Per Capita Income   0.35%
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.

Belle Vernon, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belle Vernon 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 # 966 45th
Population Density1 # 235 87th
Diversity Index2 # 657 63rd
Median Household Income # 1739 1st
Per Capita Income # 1451 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.