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West Wyoming, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Wyoming had a population of 2,577 as of July 1, 2017. West Wyoming 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 West Wyoming is located at latitude 41.3217 and longitude -75.8578 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Wyoming (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 594 feet.

The Borough of West Wyoming (GNIS ID: 1215414) 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 Wyoming 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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West Wyoming, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,577
Daytime Population: Workers 617
Daytime Population: Residents 1,271
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,888
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 2,577
Population in Familes 2,074
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 712
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $58,757
Average Household Income $71,981
Per Capita Income $31,005


Total Housing Units 1,253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 905 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 205 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $142,264
Average Home Value $163,508


Total Households 1,110
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 710
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 -0.77% -0.53%
Households -0.72% -0.49%
Families -0.84% -0.57%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

West Wyoming, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Wyoming 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 # 530 70th
Population Density # 1230 30th
Diversity Index # 1419 20th
Median Household Income # 496 72nd
Per Capita Income # 447 75th

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