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Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Pleasant Hills had a population of 8,293 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018)


Total Population 8,293
Population in Households 8,180
Population in Familes 6,639
Population in Group Qrtrs 113
Population Density2 2,987
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $65,833
Average Household Income $83,566
Per Capita Income $36,444


Total Housing Units 3,761 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,662 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 925 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $152,257
Average Home Value $169,731


Total Households 3,587
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,343
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 0.04% -0.03%
Households 0.09% 0.01%
Families -0.08% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Pleasant Hills, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Hills 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 # 129 93rd
Population Density # 435 75th
Diversity Index # 763 56th
Median Household Income # 355 80th
Per Capita Income # 229 87th

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