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Windber, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Windber had a population of 4,096 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Windber is located at latitude 40.2355 and longitude -78.8247 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Windber (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,768 feet.

The Borough of Windber (GNIS ID: 1215602) 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 Windber population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 4,096
Population in Households 4,096
Population in Familes 3,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,071
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,883
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,097
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,089 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,145 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 738 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 206 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $75,726
Average Home Value $89,323


Median Household Income $34,328
Average Household Income $43,440
Per Capita Income $19,970
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.34%
Households -0.11% -0.29%
Families -0.29% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Windber, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Windber 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 # 333 81st
Population Density1 # 671 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 1214 31st
Median Household Income # 1628 8th
Per Capita Income # 1555 12th

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