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McDonald, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of McDonald had a population of 2,175 as of July 1, 2015. McDonald ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for McDonald is located at latitude 40.3701 and longitude -80.2325 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of McDonald (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 988 feet.

The Borough of McDonald (GNIS ID: 1217317) 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 McDonald 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 McDonald: Fort McDonald.

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


Total Population 2,175
Population in Households 2,160
Population in Familes 1,577
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 4,167
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 981
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 539
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 532 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 449 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $135,484
Average Home Value $148,731


Median Household Income $38,473
Average Household Income $47,463
Per Capita Income $21,446
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.13%
Households 0.35% 0.2%
Families 0.14% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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, 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 # 602 66th
Population Density1 # 228 87th
Diversity Index2 # 767 57th
Median Household Income # 1443 18th
Per Capita Income # 1318 25th

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