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South Heights, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of South Heights had a population of 480 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for South Heights is located at latitude 40.5737 and longitude -80.2356 in Beaver County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of South Heights encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Beaver County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 778 feet.

The Borough of South Heights (GNIS ID: 1214891) 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 South Heights: Ethel Landing.


South Heights, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 480 (100%)
Population in Households 480 (100.0%)
Population in Families 389 (81.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,469
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $65,192
Average Household Income $78,574
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $34,672
Wealth Index5 75


Total HU (Housing Units) 250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $167,361
Average Home Value $188,344
Housing Affordability Index3 243


Total Households 222
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 145
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 0.1% 0.0%
Households 0.27% 0.0%
Families 0.48% -0.14%
Median Household Income   -0.6%
Per Capita Income   0.41%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


South Heights, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Heights 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 # 1335 24th
Population Density # 855 52nd
Median Household Income # 472 73rd
Housing Affordability Index # 1299 74th
Per Capita Income # 400 77th
Diversity Index # 770 56th

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