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The Borough of Bell Acres had a population of 1,494 as of July 1, 2022. Bell Acres ranks in the lower 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 Bell Acres is located at latitude 40.5901 and longitude -80.1665 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bell Acres encompass a land area of 5.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,175 feet.

The Borough of Bell Acres 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.

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Bell Acres, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,494 (100%)
Population in Households 1,494 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,327 (88.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 279
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $122,163
Average Household Income $184,538
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $67,442
Wealth Index5 299


Total HU (Housing Units) 576 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 495 (85.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $440,530
Average Home Value $525,808
Housing Affordability Index3 111


Total Households 546
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 423
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.33% -0.36%
Households -0.32% -0.33%
Families   -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.82%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.24%

Bell Acres, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bell Acres to the other 1,888 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 776 59th
Population Density # 1707 10th
Median Household Income # 48 98th
Housing Affordability Index # 299 16th
Per Capita Income # 40 98th
Diversity Index # 785 59th

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