Donora, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Donora, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Donora had a population of 4,797 as of July 1, 2015. Donora ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Donora is located at latitude 40.1795 and longitude -79.8624 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Donora (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 814 feet.

The Borough of Donora (GNIS ID: 1215662) 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 Donora population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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


Total Population 4,797
Population in Households 4,698
Population in Familes 3,530
Population in Group Qrtrs 99
Population Density1 2,525
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 2,119
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,201
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,235 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 884 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 632 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $85,765
Average Home Value $100,607


Median Household Income $29,959
Average Household Income $43,159
Per Capita Income $19,179
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.09%
Households 0.22% 0.14%
Families -0.09% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
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.


Donora, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Donora 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 # 270 85th
Population Density1 # 536 70th
Diversity Index2 # 165 91st
Median Household Income # 1708 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1564 11th

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