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West Pittston, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Pittston had a population of 4,755 as of July 1, 2018. West Pittston 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 West Pittston is located at latitude 41.3276 and longitude -75.793 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Pittston encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 545 feet.

The Borough of West Pittston (GNIS ID: 1215413) 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 West Pittston: Fort Jenkins.

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West Pittston, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,755
Population in Households 4,753
Population in Familes 3,543
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 5,800
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $51,493
Average Household Income $71,484
Per Capita Income $32,241


Total Housing Units 2,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,320 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 824 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $152,833
Average Home Value $180,057


Total Households 2,144
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,226
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 -0.28% -0.33%
Households -0.29% -0.34%
Families -0.49% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   3.6%

West Pittston, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Pittston 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 # 277 84th
Population Density # 97 95th
Diversity Index # 772 56th
Median Household Income # 922 48th
Per Capita Income # 427 76th

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