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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Canonsburg is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washington County at latitude 40.2642 and longitude -80.1868. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,096 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Canonsburg 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 Canonsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canonsburg: Cannonberry, Cannonburg, Cannonsboro, Cannonsburg.

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


Total Population 9,204
Population in Households 9,197
Population in Familes 6,828
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 3,984
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 4,244
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 2,392
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,620 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,293 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,951 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 376 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $172,996
Average Home Value $241,114


Median Household Income $48,227
Average Household Income $53,901
Per Capita Income $24,858
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.55% 0.35%
Households 0.71% 0.38%
Families 0.43% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
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.


Canonsburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canonsburg 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 # 103 94th
Population Density1 # 252 86th
Diversity Index2 # 315 82nd
Median Household Income # 904 49th
Per Capita Income # 788 55th

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