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White Oak, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of White Oak had a population of 7,505 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for White Oak is located at latitude 40.3376 and longitude -79.8092 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of White Oak encompass a land area of 6.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 820 feet.

The Borough of White Oak (GNIS ID: 1214841) 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.


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


Total Population 7,505 (100%)
Population in Households 7,306 (97.3%)
Population in Families 5,571 (74.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 199 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 1,133
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $57,540
Average Household Income $74,140
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $34,757
Wealth Index5 81


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,889 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,549 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 965 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 375 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $117,377
Average Home Value $138,927
Housing Affordability Index3 229


Total Households 3,514
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 2,054
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 -0.45% -0.39%
Households -0.27% -0.29%
Families -0.44% -0.39%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   0.92%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.28%


White Oak, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Oak 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 # 152 91st
Population Density # 1004 43rd
Median Household Income # 730 59th
Housing Affordability Index # 1183 67th
Per Capita Income # 394 78th
Diversity Index # 705 60th

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