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The Sturgeon Census Designated Place had a population of 1,782 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Sturgeon is located at latitude 40.3848 and longitude -80.2109 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Sturgeon Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 942 feet.

The Sturgeon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631310) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Sturgeon Census Designated Place is located within Township of North Fayette, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegheny County.


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


Total Population 1,782 (100%)
Population in Households 1,782 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,567 (87.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,591
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $109,549
Average Household Income $138,369
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $51,794
Wealth Index5 199


Total HU (Housing Units) 688 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 614 (89.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $274,624
Average Home Value $271,829
Housing Affordability Index3 231


Total Households 690
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 516
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 0.4% 0.62%
Households 0.48% 0.66%
Families 0.79% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   3.09%
Owner Occupied HU   0.64%


Sturgeon, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sturgeon 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 # 696 61st
Population Density # 818 54th
Median Household Income # 41 98th
Housing Affordability Index # 1206 68th
Per Capita Income # 65 96th
Diversity Index # 902 49th

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