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West Pittston, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Pittston is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Luzerne County at latitude 41.3296 and longitude -75.8. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 545 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for West Pittston 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 West Pittston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Pittston: Fort Jenkins.

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


Total Population 4,713
Population in Households 4,711
Population in Familes 3,553
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 5,748
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,139
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,233
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,278 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 861 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $104,737
Average Home Value $125,548


Median Household Income $48,897
Average Household Income $64,514
Per Capita Income $29,282
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.76% -0.46%
Households -0.62% -0.44%
Families -0.82% -0.59%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   3.86%
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.


West Pittston, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Pittston 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 # 277 84th
Population Density1 # 98 95th
Diversity Index2 # 880 50th
Median Household Income # 881 50th
Per Capita Income # 385 78th

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