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Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Pleasant Hills had a population of 8,013 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasant Hills is located at latitude 40.3298 and longitude -79.9596 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Pleasant Hills (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pleasant Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Pleasant Hills, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,013
Daytime Population: Workers 4,627
Daytime Population: Residents 4,310
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,937
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 7,900
Population in Familes 6,450
Population in Group Qrtrs 113
Population Density2 2,886
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $65,808
Average Household Income $81,086
Per Capita Income $35,423


Total Housing Units 3,756 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,604 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 866 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $149,296
Average Home Value $167,790


Total Households 3,470
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,279
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 -0.43% -0.23%
Households -0.35% -0.17%
Families -0.47% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 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 # 138 92nd
Population Density # 460 74th
Diversity Index # 787 55th
Median Household Income # 303 83rd
Per Capita Income # 215 88th

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