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Dunbar, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Dunbar had a population of 995 as of July 1, 2017. Dunbar 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 Dunbar is located at latitude 39.9787 and longitude -79.6147 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Dunbar (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The Borough of Dunbar (GNIS ID: 1215226) 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.

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


Total Population 995
Daytime Population: Workers 204
Daytime Population: Residents 537
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 741
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 995
Population in Familes 822
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,640
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $35,624
Average Household Income $45,621
Per Capita Income $18,878


Total Housing Units 500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 314 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $72,314
Average Home Value $104,140


Total Households 428
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 293
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 -0.63% -0.49%
Households -0.57% -0.47%
Families 0.0% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Dunbar, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dunbar 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 # 979 44th
Population Density # 809 54th
Diversity Index # 1358 23rd
Median Household Income # 1629 8th
Per Capita Income # 1684 4th

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