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Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Pleasant Hills had a population of 8,174 as of July 1, 2020. Pleasant Hills 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 Pleasant Hills is located at latitude 40.3356 and longitude -79.9606 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Pleasant Hills encompass a land area of 2.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,227 feet.

The Borough of Pleasant Hills (GNIS ID: 1214819) 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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Pleasant Hills, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,174 (100%)
Population in Households 8,066 (98.7%)
Population in Families 6,567 (80.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 108 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 2,942
Diversity Index2 16
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,414
Average Household Income $93,415
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $40,995
Wealth Index5 117
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 3,708 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,707 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 877 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $169,641
Average Home Value $183,303
Housing Affordability Index3 202
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,584
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 2,339
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.11% -0.19%
Households 0.07% -0.08%
Families -0.08% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.1%

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Pleasant Hills, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Hills to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 130 93rd
Population Density # 432 76th
Median Household Income # 282 84th
Housing Affordability Index # 870 49th
Per Capita Income # 192 89th
Diversity Index # 792 55th

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