Vanderbilt, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Vanderbilt had a population of 470 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Vanderbilt is located at latitude 40.0339 and longitude -79.6631 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Vanderbilt (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 961 feet.

The Borough of Vanderbilt (GNIS ID: 1215240) 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 Vanderbilt 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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Vanderbilt, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 470
Population in Households 470
Population in Familes 384
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,681
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 196
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 134
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $72,500
Average Home Value $81,944


Median Household Income $37,180
Average Household Income $45,194
Per Capita Income $18,643
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% -0.26%
Households -0.08% -0.1%
Families 0.36% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Vanderbilt, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vanderbilt 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 # 1353 23rd
Population Density1 # 505 71st
Diversity Index2 # 960 45th
Median Household Income # 1521 14th
Per Capita Income # 1645 7th

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