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West Alexander, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Alexander (historical) had a population of 588 as of July 1, 2017. West Alexander ranks in the lower 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 West Alexander is located at latitude 40.107 and longitude -80.5092 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Alexander (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,325 feet.

The Borough of West Alexander (historical) (GNIS ID: 2633948) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Borough of West Alexander (historical) is located within Township of Donegal, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Alexander 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 Alexander, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 588
Daytime Population: Workers 71
Daytime Population: Residents 319
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 390
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 582
Population in Familes 495
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 481
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $38,252
Average Household Income $48,808
Per Capita Income $19,176


Total Housing Units 249 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 183 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $121,622
Average Home Value $169,368


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 163
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 -0.37% -0.2%
Households -0.24% -0.18%
Families 0.08% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

West Alexander, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Alexander 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 # 1237 30th
Population Density # 1420 19th
Diversity Index # 1396 21st
Median Household Income # 1525 14th
Per Capita Income # 1661 6th

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