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West Alexander, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The West Alexander Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Washington County at latitude 40.107 and longitude -80.5092. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,325 feet.

The formal official name is the West Alexander Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as West Alexander, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for West Alexander indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the West Alexander Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 610
Population in Households 603
Population in Familes 514
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 499
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 232
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 170
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (75.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $147,857
Average Home Value $233,377


Median Household Income $44,471
Average Household Income $54,729
Per Capita Income $21,484
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.23% 0.2%
Households 0.51% 0.26%
Families 1.14% 0.12%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   2.88%
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.


West Alexander, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Alexander 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 # 1229 30th
Population Density1 # 1406 20th
Diversity Index2 # 1366 23rd
Median Household Income # 1096 38th
Per Capita Income # 1274 28th

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