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 1,232 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,232
Daytime Population: Workers 2,318
Daytime Population: Residents 636
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,954
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.40
Population in Households 1,232
Population in Familes 1,017
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,290
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $52,092
Average Household Income $62,958
Per Capita Income $27,442


Total Housing Units 600 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 437 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $126,054
Average Home Value $132,151


Total Households 537
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 378
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 -0.67% -0.56%
Households -0.6% -0.45%
Families -0.71% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

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, 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 # 877 50th
Population Density # 930 47th
Diversity Index # 1432 19th
Median Household Income # 847 52nd
Per Capita Income # 733 58th

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