McDonald, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

McDonald is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Borough of McDonald.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washington County at latitude 40.3709 and longitude -80.2348. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 988 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of McDonald (see map) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McDonald: Fort McDonald.

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


Total Population 2,169
Population in Households 2,153
Population in Familes 1,577
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 4,155
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 976
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 538
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,093 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 534 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 442 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $131,429
Average Home Value $193,305


Median Household Income $37,449
Average Household Income $45,555
Per Capita Income $20,540
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 0.22% 0.09%
Households 0.32% 0.12%
Families 0.13% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.92%
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.

McDonald, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McDonald 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 603 66th
Population Density1 # 227 87th
Diversity Index2 # 753 58th
Median Household Income # 1485 16th
Per Capita Income # 1391 21st

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