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Seward, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Seward had a population of 495 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Seward is located at latitude 40.4131 and longitude -79.0219 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Seward (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The Borough of Seward (GNIS ID: 1215721) 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 Seward 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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Seward, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 495
Population in Households 495
Population in Familes 405
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,449
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 212
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $88,208
Average Home Value $118,631


Median Household Income $39,029
Average Household Income $48,681
Per Capita Income $20,948
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.04%
Households 0.15% 0.09%
Families -0.22% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.01%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.

Seward, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seward 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 # 1332 25th
Population Density1 # 556 69th
Diversity Index2 # 1296 26th
Median Household Income # 1419 20th
Per Capita Income # 1460 17th

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