Newell, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Newell, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Newell had a population of 539 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Newell is located at latitude 40.0746 and longitude -79.8918 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Newell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 778 feet.

The Borough of Newell (GNIS ID: 1215233) 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 Newell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 539
Population in Households 539
Population in Familes 459
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 865
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 216
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 183 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $126,667
Average Home Value $149,457


Median Household Income $56,651
Average Household Income $66,471
Per Capita Income $26,586
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% -0.07%
Households 0.07% 0.0%
Families 1.14% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

Newell, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newell 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 # 1290 27th
Population Density1 # 1144 35th
Diversity Index2 # 1220 31st
Median Household Income # 487 72nd
Per Capita Income # 689 61st

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