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West Hills, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The West Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 1,148 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.8242 and longitude -79.5431 in Armstrong County. The formal boundaries for the West Hills Census Designated Place 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.


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West Hills, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West Hills, PA Housing Affordability Index is 140
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
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.

WEALTH INDEX

West Hills, PA Wealth Index is 99
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,148
Population in Households 1,144
Population in Familes 935
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density 353
Diversity Index1 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,458
Average Household Income $79,563
Per Capita Income $34,407
Wealth Index3 99

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 340 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $191,250
Housing Affordability Index2 140
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 466
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 307
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -1.03% -0.89%
Households -0.93% -0.83%
Families -2.2% -1.0%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

West Hills, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Hills to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 904 49th
Population Density # 1539 13th
Diversity Index # 1418 20th
Median Household Income # 811 54th
Per Capita Income # 366 79th

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