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West Alexander, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Alexander (historical) had a population of 592 as of July 1, 2016. West Alexander ranks in the lower 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 West Alexander is located at latitude 40.107 and longitude -80.5092 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Alexander (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,325 feet.

The Borough of West Alexander (historical) (GNIS ID: 2633948) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Borough of West Alexander (historical) is located within Township of Donegal, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Alexander population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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West Alexander, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 592
Population in Households 586
Population in Familes 498
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 484
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 165
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 249 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $109,091
Average Home Value $154,484


Median Household Income $36,682
Average Household Income $46,242
Per Capita Income $18,301
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.27%
Households -0.07% -0.18%
Families 0.29% -0.24%
Median Household Income   -0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 1243 30th
Population Density1 # 1423 19th
Diversity Index2 # 1424 19th
Median Household Income # 1542 13th
Per Capita Income # 1670 5th

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