West Decatur, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Decatur, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The West Decatur Census Designated Place had a population of 569 as of July 1, 2017. West Decatur 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 Decatur is located at latitude 40.9291 and longitude -78.2817 in Clearfield County. The formal boundaries for the West Decatur Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clearfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,522 feet.

The West Decatur Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2634276) 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 Decatur Census Designated Place is located within Township of Boggs, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clearfield County.

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


Total Population 569
Daytime Population: Workers 19
Daytime Population: Residents 318
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 337
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 569
Population in Familes 476
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 406
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $47,155
Average Household Income $55,249
Per Capita Income $22,461


Total Housing Units 258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $96,538
Average Home Value $116,542


Total Households 233
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 170
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 0.91% 0.35%
Households 0.86% 0.43%
Families 1.65% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

West Decatur, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Decatur 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 # 1253 29th
Population Density # 1490 15th
Diversity Index # 1676 5th
Median Household Income # 1103 37th
Per Capita Income # 1387 21st

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