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West Pittston, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Pittston had a population of 4,615 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.3296 and longitude -75.8 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Pittston (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Pittston 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 Pittston: Fort Jenkins.

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


Total Population 4,615
Daytime Population: Workers 984
Daytime Population: Residents 2,462
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,446
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 4,613
Population in Familes 3,465
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 5,629
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $51,012
Average Household Income $69,877
Per Capita Income $31,549


Total Housing Units 2,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,243 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 840 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 294 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $146,378
Average Home Value $174,336


Total Households 2,083
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,200
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 -0.73% -0.44%
Households -0.73% -0.47%
Families -0.85% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

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, 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 # 287 84th
Population Density # 99 94th
Diversity Index # 811 54th
Median Household Income # 914 48th
Per Capita Income # 412 77th

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