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Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Turtle Creek had a population of 5,195 as of July 1, 2020. Turtle Creek ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Turtle Creek is located at latitude 40.4059 and longitude -79.8251 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Turtle Creek encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 745 feet.

The Borough of Turtle Creek (GNIS ID: 1214831) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Turtle Creek: Sulfur Creek.


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


Total Population 5,195 (100%)
Population in Households 5,083 (97.8%)
Population in Families 3,642 (70.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 112 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 5,360
Diversity Index2 42


Median Household Income $39,317
Average Household Income $47,319
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $22,042
Wealth Index5 33


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,860 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 962 (33.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,454 (50.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 444 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $71,456
Average Home Value $83,550
Housing Affordability Index3 233


Total Households 2,416
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 1,264
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 -0.28% -0.3%
Households -0.21% -0.24%
Families -0.4% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.27%


Turtle Creek, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Turtle Creek 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 # 248 86th
Population Density # 111 94th
Median Household Income # 1591 10th
Housing Affordability Index # 1218 69th
Per Capita Income # 1582 10th
Diversity Index # 201 89th

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