West Leechburg, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Leechburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Leechburg had a population of 1,249 as of July 1, 2016. West Leechburg ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Leechburg is located at latitude 40.6335 and longitude -79.619 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Leechburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

The Borough of West Leechburg (GNIS ID: 1215727) 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 West Leechburg 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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West Leechburg, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,249
Population in Households 1,249
Population in Familes 1,032
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,308
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 547
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 385
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 600 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 445 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $121,635
Average Home Value $126,685


Median Household Income $50,830
Average Household Income $60,274
Per Capita Income $26,397
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.56% -0.39%
Households -0.4% -0.26%
Families -0.53% -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

West Leechburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Leechburg 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 # 863 51st
Population Density1 # 930 47th
Diversity Index2 # 1430 20th
Median Household Income # 820 54th
Per Capita Income # 716 59th

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