Cheswick, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Cheswick, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Cheswick had a population of 1,670 as of July 1, 2018. Cheswick ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Cheswick is located at latitude 40.543 and longitude -79.801 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Cheswick (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 764 feet.

The Borough of Cheswick (GNIS ID: 1214781) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cheswick: Chestwick.

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Cheswick, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,670
Population in Households 1,666
Population in Familes 1,300
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 3,609
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $62,016
Average Household Income $78,133
Per Capita Income $37,060


Total Housing Units 859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 659 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $117,007
Average Home Value $132,322


Total Households 791
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 494
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.54% -0.35%
Households -0.45% -0.36%
Families -0.62% -0.45%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Cheswick, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheswick to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 723 59th
Population Density # 303 83rd
Diversity Index # 1548 12th
Median Household Income # 427 76th
Per Capita Income # 204 88th

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