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Trafford, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Trafford is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Westmoreland County at latitude 40.3847 and longitude -79.7576. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 853 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Trafford, but most people and references simply refer to it as Trafford, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Trafford indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Trafford (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Trafford: Trafford City.

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Trafford, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,163
Population in Households 3,163
Population in Familes 2,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,207
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,509
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 841
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,031 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 478 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $120,799
Average Home Value $132,775


Median Household Income $45,873
Average Household Income $56,947
Per Capita Income $27,172
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.08% -0.04%
Households 0.08% 0.04%
Families -0.17% -0.12%
Median Household Income   4.27%
Per Capita Income   3.8%
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.


Trafford, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trafford to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 432 76th
Population Density1 # 630 64th
Diversity Index2 # 848 52nd
Median Household Income # 1012 43rd
Per Capita Income # 538 70th

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