Canonsburg, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Canonsburg had a population of 9,189 as of July 1, 2015. Canonsburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Canonsburg is located at latitude 40.2642 and longitude -80.1868 in Washington County. 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. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,096 feet.

The Borough of Canonsburg (GNIS ID: 1215655) 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 Canonsburg 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 Canonsburg: Cannonberry, Cannonburg, Cannonsboro, Cannonsburg.

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


Total Population 9,189
Population in Households 9,182
Population in Familes 6,789
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 3,978
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 4,239
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 2,378
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,649 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,265 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,974 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 410 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $172,331
Average Home Value $196,932


Median Household Income $50,321
Average Household Income $59,332
Per Capita Income $27,375
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.29%
Households 0.55% 0.33%
Families 0.23% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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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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, 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 # 103 94th
Population Density1 # 257 85th
Diversity Index2 # 314 82nd
Median Household Income # 860 51st
Per Capita Income # 584 67th

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