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Sewickley Hills, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Sewickley Hills had a population of 642 as of July 1, 2020. Sewickley Hills ranks in the lower 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 Sewickley Hills is located at latitude 40.5817 and longitude -80.1367 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Sewickley Hills encompass a land area of 2.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,142 feet.

The Borough of Sewickley Hills (GNIS ID: 1214825) 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.


Sewickley Hills, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 642 (100%)
Population in Households 642 (100.0%)
Population in Families 591 (92.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 260
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $146,442
Average Household Income $180,891
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $69,032
Wealth Index5 301


Total HU (Housing Units) 258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 219 (84.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $544,014
Average Home Value $557,877
Housing Affordability Index3 132


Total Households 245
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 204
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.05% -0.09%
Households 0.2% 0.0%
Families 0.14% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Sewickley Hills, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sewickley 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 # 1191 32nd
Population Density # 1626 8th
Median Household Income # 12 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 175 10th
Per Capita Income # 19 99th
Diversity Index # 732 59th

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