Donora, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Donora, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Donora had a population of 4,606 as of July 1, 2018. Donora ranks in the upper 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 Donora is located at latitude 40.1795 and longitude -79.8624 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Donora (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 814 feet.

The Borough of Donora (GNIS ID: 1215662) 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 Donora population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 4,606
Population in Households 4,510
Population in Familes 3,357
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density2 2,425
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $33,361
Average Household Income $50,266
Per Capita Income $22,534


Total Housing Units 2,713 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,145 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 878 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 690 (25.4%)
Median Home Value $59,892
Average Home Value $72,773


Total Households 2,023
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,141
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 -0.45% -0.28%
Households -0.42% -0.27%
Families -0.68% -0.44%
Median Household Income   3.51%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

Donora, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Donora 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 # 293 83rd
Population Density # 560 68th
Diversity Index # 176 90th
Median Household Income # 1692 4th
Per Capita Income # 1432 19th

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