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Clairton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Clairton had a population of 6,520 as of July 1, 2018. Clairton ranks in the upper 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 Clairton is located at latitude 40.2976 and longitude -79.8859 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clairton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 902 feet.

The City of Clairton (GNIS ID: 1214783) 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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Clairton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,520
Population in Households 6,488
Population in Familes 4,694
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 2,359
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $32,272
Average Household Income $47,872
Per Capita Income $22,270


Total Housing Units 3,887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,696 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,320 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 871 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $53,571
Average Home Value $86,527


Total Households 3,016
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,671
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 -0.5% -0.4%
Households -0.43% -0.35%
Families -0.63% -0.45%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   3.78%

Clairton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clairton 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 # 178 90th
Population Density # 576 67th
Diversity Index # 93 95th
Median Household Income # 1714 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1465 17th

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