Grindstone, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grindstone, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Grindstone Census Designated Place had a population of 512 as of July 1, 2017. Grindstone ranks in the lower 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 Grindstone is located at latitude 40.0221 and longitude -79.8228 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Grindstone Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 801 feet.

The Grindstone Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633231) 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 Grindstone Census Designated Place is located within Township of Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

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


Total Population 512
Daytime Population: Workers 3
Daytime Population: Residents 271
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 274
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.54
Population in Households 512
Population in Familes 415
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 401
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $42,249
Average Household Income $52,512
Per Capita Income $22,514


Total Housing Units 252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $82,353
Average Home Value $139,688


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 151
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 0.38% 0.0%
Households 0.5% 0.09%
Families 1.25% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

Grindstone, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grindstone 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 # 1309 26th
Population Density # 1494 15th
Diversity Index # 649 63rd
Median Household Income # 1339 24th
Per Capita Income # 1382 22nd

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