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Dunbar, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Dunbar had a population of 963 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.9779 and longitude -79.6145 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Dunbar 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.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dunbar, PA Housing Affordability Index is 213
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

Dunbar, PA Wealth Index is 49
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 963 (100%)
Population in Households 963 (100.0%)
Population in Families 793 (82.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,588
Diversity Index2 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,499
Average Household Income $53,481
Per Capita Income $22,332
Wealth Index4 49

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 476 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 320 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $83,761
Housing Affordability Index3 213
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 417
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 283
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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 -0.85% -0.82%
Households -0.72% -0.78%
Families -0.37% -0.86%
Median Household Income   4.0%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

Dunbar, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dunbar 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 # 994 44th
Population Density # 821 53rd
Diversity Index # 1396 21st
Median Household Income # 1664 6th
Per Capita Income # 1518 14th

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