West Hazleton, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Hazleton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Hazleton had a population of 4,833 as of July 1, 2017. West Hazleton ranks in the upper 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 Hazleton is located at latitude 40.9699 and longitude -76.0131 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Hazleton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,699 feet.

The Borough of West Hazleton (GNIS ID: 1215412) 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 West Hazleton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Hazleton: West Hazelton.

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West Hazleton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,833
Daytime Population: Workers 3,945
Daytime Population: Residents 2,813
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,758
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 4,809
Population in Familes 3,705
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 3,225
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $36,043
Average Household Income $42,027
Per Capita Income $15,849


Total Housing Units 2,075 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 954 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 859 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 262 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $97,299
Average Home Value $110,436


Total Households 1,813
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,124
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 0.7% 0.18%
Households 0.16% -0.02%
Families 0.04% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

West Hazleton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Hazleton 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 # 269 85th
Population Density # 378 79th
Diversity Index # 9 100th
Median Household Income # 1608 9th
Per Capita Income # 1745 1st

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