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Dunbar, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Dunbar is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Fayette County at latitude 39.9787 and longitude -79.6147. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Dunbar 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 Dunbar (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,013
Population in Households 1,013
Population in Familes 839
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,670
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 438
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 300
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 322 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $69,928
Average Home Value $83,618


Median Household Income $36,536
Average Household Income $43,773
Per Capita Income $18,207
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.66% -0.56%
Households -0.42% -0.41%
Families 0.56% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.85%
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.


Dunbar, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dunbar 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 # 979 45th
Population Density1 # 801 55th
Diversity Index2 # 1378 22nd
Median Household Income # 1529 13th
Per Capita Income # 1606 9th

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