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Scottdale, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Scottdale had a population of 4,429 as of July 1, 2016. Scottdale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Scottdale is located at latitude 40.1034 and longitude -79.5899 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Scottdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The Borough of Scottdale (GNIS ID: 1215720) 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 Scottdale 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 Scottdale: Fountain Mills.

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


Total Population 4,429
Population in Households 4,425
Population in Familes 3,450
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 3,825
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,984
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,198
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,296 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 688 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $101,371
Average Home Value $109,742


Median Household Income $39,543
Average Household Income $52,105
Per Capita Income $23,361
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.06%
Households 0.25% 0.09%
Families 0.08% -0.02%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.

Scottdale, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scottdale 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 # 303 83rd
Population Density1 # 276 84th
Diversity Index2 # 1219 31st
Median Household Income # 1391 21st
Per Capita Income # 1120 36th

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