Canonsburg, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Canonsburg had a population of 9,289 as of July 1, 2017. Canonsburg 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 Canonsburg is located at latitude 40.2642 and longitude -80.1868 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Canonsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,096 feet.

The Borough of Canonsburg (GNIS ID: 1215655) 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 Canonsburg 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 Canonsburg: Cannonberry, Cannonburg, Cannonsboro, Cannonsburg.

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


Total Population 9,289
Daytime Population: Workers 3,030
Daytime Population: Residents 4,731
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,761
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 9,282
Population in Familes 6,857
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 4,021
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $53,955
Average Household Income $65,291
Per Capita Income $29,840


Total Housing Units 4,663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,308 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,935 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 420 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $132,803
Average Home Value $148,364


Total Households 4,243
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 2,388
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 0.45% 0.37%
Households 0.41% 0.32%
Families 0.23% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Canonsburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canonsburg 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 # 103 94th
Population Density # 251 86th
Diversity Index # 329 81st
Median Household Income # 734 58th
Per Capita Income # 531 70th

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