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Scottdale, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Scottdale had a population of 4,369 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Scottdale: Fountain Mills.

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Scottdale, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,369
Daytime Population: Workers 1,244
Daytime Population: Residents 2,241
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,485
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 4,365
Population in Familes 3,398
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 3,774
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $41,859
Average Household Income $55,743
Per Capita Income $24,913


Total Housing Units 2,159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,277 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 674 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $108,255
Average Home Value $115,074


Total Households 1,951
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,179
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.05% -0.14%
Households -0.01% -0.11%
Families -0.15% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 2017 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 # 309 83rd
Population Density # 284 84th
Diversity Index # 1217 31st
Median Household Income # 1354 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1040 41st

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