Allegheny County PA Information


Allegheny County Subdivisions

Allegheny County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,238,339
Daytime Population: Workers 704,650
Daytime Population: Residents 627,401
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,332,051
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 1,201,588
Population in Familes 895,676
Population in Group Qrtrs 36,751
Population Density2 1,696
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $54,645
Average Household Income $78,806
Per Capita Income $34,930


Total Housing Units 601,820 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 339,639 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 202,691 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 59,490 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $135,017
Average Home Value $179,371


Total Households 542,330
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 309,788
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 0.17% 0.16%
Households 0.21% 0.2%
Families 0.08% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.62%


Allegheny County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Allegheny County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents 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 # 2 99th
Population Density # 4 96th
Diversity Index # 15 79th
Median Household Income # 21 70th
Per Capita Income # 5 94th

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