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West Brownsville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Brownsville had a population of 1,027 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for West Brownsville is located at latitude 40.0315 and longitude -79.8917 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Brownsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 771 feet.

The Borough of West Brownsville (GNIS ID: 1215682) 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 West Brownsville 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 Brownsville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,027
Population in Households 1,016
Population in Familes 813
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 791
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 451
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 300
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 527 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 350 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $76,144
Average Home Value $87,214


Median Household Income $46,136
Average Household Income $55,066
Per Capita Income $23,865
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.35%
Households 0.77% 0.48%
Families 0.82% 0.4%
Median Household Income   -0.49%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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 Brownsville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Brownsville 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 # 968 45th
Population Density1 # 1179 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 768 56th
Median Household Income # 1031 42nd
Per Capita Income # 1048 41st

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