West Pittston, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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West Pittston, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Pittston had a population of 4,604 as of July 1, 2015. West Pittston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Pittston is located at latitude 41.3296 and longitude -75.8 in Luzerne County. 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. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 545 feet.

The Borough of West Pittston (GNIS ID: 1215413) 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 Pittston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Pittston: Fort Jenkins.

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West Pittston, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,604
Population in Households 4,602
Population in Familes 3,458
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 5,615
Diversity Index2 12
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,090
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,200
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,236 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 854 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 287 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $128,281
Average Home Value $149,353
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,477
Average Household Income $63,443
Per Capita Income $28,802
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.06% -0.54%
Households -0.94% -0.53%
Families -1.18% -0.71%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 287 84th
Population Density1 # 101 94th
Diversity Index2 # 847 52nd
Median Household Income # 994 44th
Per Capita Income # 464 74th

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