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Petrolia, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Petrolia had a population of 202 as of July 1, 2019. Petrolia 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 Petrolia is located at latitude 41.0167 and longitude -79.7176 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Petrolia encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,175 feet.

The Borough of Petrolia (GNIS ID: 1214999) 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.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Petrolia, PA Housing Affordability Index is 234
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

Petrolia, PA Wealth Index is 72
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 202
Population in Households 202
Population in Familes 174
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 510
Diversity Index1 4
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,289
Average Household Income $71,054
Per Capita Income $27,459
Wealth Index3 72

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $140,385
Housing Affordability Index2 234
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 82
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 61
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 -0.52% -0.3%
Households -0.39% -0.25%
Families 0.93% -0.33%
Median Household Income   4.16%
Per Capita Income   3.95%

Petrolia, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petrolia 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 # 1620 8th
Population Density # 1395 21st
Diversity Index # 1632 8th
Median Household Income # 629 64th
Per Capita Income # 952 46th

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