Vandergrift, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Vandergrift, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Vandergrift had a population of 5,006 as of July 1, 2016. Vandergrift 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 Vandergrift is located at latitude 40.5994 and longitude -79.5755 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Vandergrift (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 879 feet.

The Borough of Vandergrift (GNIS ID: 1215726) 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 Vandergrift 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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Vandergrift, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,006
Population in Households 5,003
Population in Familes 3,835
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 3,680
Diversity Index2 20
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,166
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,319
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,237 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 929 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 557 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $69,129
Average Home Value $73,282
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,626
Average Household Income $42,596
Per Capita Income $18,518
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.62% -0.44%
Households -0.61% -0.4%
Families -0.87% -0.49%
Median Household Income   -1.94%
Per Capita Income   0.41%
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.

Vandergrift, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vandergrift 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 # 259 85th
Population Density1 # 295 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 546 69th
Median Household Income # 1692 4th
Per Capita Income # 1654 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.