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White Haven, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of White Haven is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Luzerne County at latitude 41.0588 and longitude -75.7849. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for White Haven 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 White Haven (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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White Haven, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,073
Population in Households 1,073
Population in Familes 841
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 880
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 461
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 300
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 343 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $88,301
Average Home Value $102,041


Median Household Income $44,822
Average Household Income $56,220
Per Capita Income $24,154
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.52% -0.24%
Households -0.35% -0.26%
Families -0.54% -0.4%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   3.01%
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.


White Haven, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Haven 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 # 943 47th
Population Density1 # 1140 35th
Diversity Index2 # 729 59th
Median Household Income # 1073 39th
Per Capita Income # 879 50th

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