Belle Vernon, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Belle Vernon had a population of 941 as of July 1, 2018. Belle Vernon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belle Vernon is located at latitude 40.1235 and longitude -79.8621 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Belle Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 810 feet.

The Borough of Belle Vernon (GNIS ID: 1215222) 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 Belle Vernon: Belle Vernon Boro, Bellevernon, Nelle Vernon.

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Belle Vernon, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 941
Population in Households 941
Population in Familes 592
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,760
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $29,686
Average Household Income $43,144
Per Capita Income $22,879


Total Housing Units 670 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 213 (31.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 286 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 (25.5%)
Median Home Value $79,369
Average Home Value $90,258


Total Households 499
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 214
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -1.8% -1.15%
Households -1.72% -1.15%
Families -2.1% -1.34%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Belle Vernon, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belle Vernon to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1006 43rd
Population Density # 284 84th
Diversity Index # 689 61st
Median Household Income # 1731 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1388 21st

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