Boswell, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Boswell, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Boswell had a population of 1,233 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Boswell is located at latitude 40.1615 and longitude -79.0275 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Boswell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,857 feet.

The Borough of Boswell (GNIS ID: 1215583) 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 Boswell 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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Boswell, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,233
Daytime Population: Workers 298
Daytime Population: Residents 703
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,001
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 1,233
Population in Familes 932
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,668
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $33,474
Average Household Income $48,603
Per Capita Income $22,035


Total Housing Units 656 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 302 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 257 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $75,321
Average Home Value $81,126


Total Households 559
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 331
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 -0.48% -0.79%
Households -0.44% -0.76%
Families -0.57% -0.86%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Boswell, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boswell 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 # 876 51st
Population Density # 793 55th
Diversity Index # 1298 26th
Median Household Income # 1683 5th
Per Capita Income # 1442 18th

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