Ben Avon, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ben Avon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ben Avon had a population of 1,700 as of July 1, 2017. Ben Avon ranks in the upper 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 Ben Avon is located at latitude 40.5052 and longitude -80.0821 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ben Avon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 846 feet.

The Borough of Ben Avon (GNIS ID: 1214768) 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 Ben Avon 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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Ben Avon, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,700
Daytime Population: Workers 228
Daytime Population: Residents 767
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 995
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 1,697
Population in Familes 1,373
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 4,487
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $94,642
Average Household Income $123,665
Per Capita Income $51,760


Total Housing Units 810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 492 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 219 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $216,883
Average Home Value $248,272


Total Households 711
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 458
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 -0.64% -0.42%
Households -0.55% -0.34%
Families -0.67% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Ben Avon, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ben Avon 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 # 715 59th
Population Density # 187 89th
Diversity Index # 667 62nd
Median Household Income # 58 97th
Per Capita Income # 42 98th

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