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West Newton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

West Newton is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Borough of West Newton.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Westmoreland County at latitude 40.2098 and longitude -79.767. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 768 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Newton (see map) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Newton: West Side.

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West Newton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Newton 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 # 517 71st
Population Density1 # 540 69th
Diversity Index2 # 938 47th
Median Household Income # 1608 9th
Per Capita Income # 1347 24th

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 2,599
Population in Households 2,599
Population in Familes 1,950
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,507
Diversity Index2 10
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,226
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 688
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 793 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 433 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $88,940
Average Home Value $104,161
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,603
Average Household Income $44,129
Per Capita Income $20,817
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.31% -0.12%
Households 0.04% 0.0%
Families -0.24% -0.18%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   3.33%
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.

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