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West Middlesex, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Middlesex is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Mercer County at latitude 41.1742 and longitude -80.4555. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for West Middlesex 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 Middlesex (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 740
Population in Households 740
Population in Familes 598
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 875
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 319
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 209
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 391 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 230 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $97,196
Average Home Value $122,174


Median Household Income $50,315
Average Household Income $62,774
Per Capita Income $27,061
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -3.55% -2.14%
Households -3.31% -2.02%
Families -3.58% -2.2%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   3.33%
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 Middlesex, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Middlesex 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 # 1135 36th
Population Density1 # 1143 35th
Diversity Index2 # 1146 34th
Median Household Income # 818 54th
Per Capita Income # 545 69th

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