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West Hills, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The West Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 1,175 as of July 1, 2017. West Hills ranks in the lower 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 West Hills is located at latitude 40.8303 and longitude -79.536 in Armstrong County. The formal boundaries for the West Hills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Armstrong County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The West Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390477) 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 West Hills Census Designated Place is located within Township of East Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Armstrong County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Hills 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 Hills, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,175
Daytime Population: Workers 1,555
Daytime Population: Residents 629
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,184
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.86
Population in Households 1,172
Population in Familes 958
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 362
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $55,293
Average Household Income $73,415
Per Capita Income $31,871


Total Housing Units 499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 357 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $164,198
Average Home Value $181,110


Total Households 476
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 315
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 -0.99% -0.88%
Households -0.89% -0.81%
Families -2.45% -0.97%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

West Hills, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Hills 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 # 898 49th
Population Density # 1530 13th
Diversity Index # 1422 20th
Median Household Income # 654 63rd
Per Capita Income # 393 78th

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