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West Kittanning, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Kittanning had a population of 1,154 as of July 1, 2019. West Kittanning ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Kittanning is located at latitude 40.8103 and longitude -79.5295 in Armstrong County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Kittanning encompass a land area of 0.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Armstrong County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,020 feet.

The Borough of West Kittanning (GNIS ID: 1214859) 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 West Kittanning: Weskit.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West Kittanning, PA Housing Affordability Index is 197
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 Kittanning, PA Wealth Index is 54
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 1,154 (100%)
Population in Households 1,151 (99.7%)
Population in Families 876 (75.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 2,693
Diversity Index2 3
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,992
Average Household Income $59,806
Per Capita Income $28,819
Wealth Index4 54

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 631 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 371 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 185 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $110,537
Housing Affordability Index3 197
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 556
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 326
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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 -0.19% -0.49%
Households -0.1% -0.44%
Families -0.29% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

West Kittanning, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Kittanning 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 # 902 49th
Population Density # 501 72nd
Diversity Index # 1694 4th
Median Household Income # 1334 24th
Per Capita Income # 775 56th

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