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Lawson Heights, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Lawson Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 2,233 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lawson Heights is located at latitude 40.2938 and longitude -79.3873 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Lawson Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,161 feet.

The Lawson Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390045) 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 Lawson Heights Census Designated Place is located within Township of Unity, a minor civil division (MCD) of Westmoreland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lawson Heights 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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Lawson Heights, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,233
Population in Households 2,182
Population in Familes 1,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density1 1,460
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 991
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 659
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,048 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 767 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $153,947
Average Home Value $177,865


Median Household Income $41,367
Average Household Income $55,621
Per Capita Income $24,253
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.15%
Households 0.38% 0.16%
Families 0.54% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.

Lawson Heights, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawson Heights 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 # 590 67th
Population Density1 # 864 51st
Diversity Index2 # 1156 34th
Median Household Income # 1283 27th
Per Capita Income # 981 44th

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