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West View, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West View had a population of 6,780 as of July 1, 2017. West View 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 West View is located at latitude 40.5182 and longitude -80.0333 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West View (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The Borough of West View (GNIS ID: 1214838) 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 West View 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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West View, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,780
Daytime Population: Workers 2,227
Daytime Population: Residents 2,793
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,020
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 6,772
Population in Familes 5,115
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 6,715
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $57,174
Average Household Income $71,496
Per Capita Income $31,999


Total Housing Units 3,225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,967 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,065 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 193 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $118,948
Average Home Value $126,322


Total Households 3,032
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,753
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 0.02% 0.05%
Households 0.1% 0.11%
Families -0.06% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

West View, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West View 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 # 171 90th
Population Density # 63 96th
Diversity Index # 865 51st
Median Household Income # 562 68th
Per Capita Income # 384 78th

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