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Arnold, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Arnold had a population of 5,234 as of July 1, 2016. Arnold ranks in the upper 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 Arnold is located at latitude 40.5789 and longitude -79.7653 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arnold (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 794 feet.

The City of Arnold (GNIS ID: 1215691) 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 Arnold population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arnold: Arnola.

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


Total Population 5,234
Population in Households 5,144
Population in Familes 3,701
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density1 7,150
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 2,313
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,249
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,880 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,144 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,169 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 567 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $64,093
Average Home Value $87,238


Median Household Income $27,384
Average Household Income $37,701
Per Capita Income $16,889
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.1%
Households 0.16% 0.03%
Families 0.06% -0.03%
Median Household Income   -0.59%
Per Capita Income   0.7%
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.

Arnold, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arnold 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 # 244 86th
Population Density1 # 48 97th
Diversity Index2 # 123 93rd
Median Household Income # 1736 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1728 2nd

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