West Hazleton, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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West Hazleton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Hazleton had a population of 4,754 as of July 1, 2016. West Hazleton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Hazleton is located at latitude 40.9699 and longitude -76.0131 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Hazleton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,699 feet.

The Borough of West Hazleton (GNIS ID: 1215412) 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 West Hazleton 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 West Hazleton: West Hazelton.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 4,754
Population in Households 4,730
Population in Familes 3,646
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 3,172
Diversity Index2 81
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,799
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,115
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,098 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 943 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 856 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $92,514
Average Home Value $106,197
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,438
Average Household Income $40,512
Per Capita Income $15,416
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.08%
Households 0.06% -0.04%
Families -0.09% -0.16%
Median Household Income   -1.2%
Per Capita Income   0.7%
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.

West Hazleton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Hazleton 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 # 274 85th
Population Density1 # 383 78th
Diversity Index2 # 9 100th
Median Household Income # 1623 8th
Per Capita Income # 1746 1st

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