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West Newton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Newton had a population of 2,632 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for West Newton is located at latitude 40.2072 and longitude -79.7712 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Newton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 768 feet.

The Borough of West Newton (GNIS ID: 1215728) 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 Newton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Newton: West Side.

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West Newton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,632
Population in Households 2,632
Population in Familes 1,970
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,538
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,236
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 694
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 799 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 437 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $94,929
Average Home Value $135,513


Median Household Income $32,680
Average Household Income $47,789
Per Capita Income $22,442
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% -0.02%
Households 0.16% 0.06%
Families -0.02% -0.06%
Median Household Income   -0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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 Newton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Newton 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 # 511 71st
Population Density1 # 531 70th
Diversity Index2 # 959 45th
Median Household Income # 1674 5th
Per Capita Income # 1262 28th

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