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West Alexander, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Alexander (historical) had a population of 599 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.1051 and longitude -80.5079 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Alexander (historical) 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.


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West Alexander, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West Alexander, PA Housing Affordability Index is 160
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

West Alexander, PA Wealth Index is 50
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 599
Population in Households 593
Population in Familes 502
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density 490
Diversity Index1 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,735
Average Household Income $56,532
Per Capita Income $21,892
Wealth Index3 50

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Housing Affordability Index2 160
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 228
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.09% 0.0%
Households 0.05% 0.0%
Families 0.26% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

West Alexander, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Alexander to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1227 30th
Population Density # 1411 20th
Diversity Index # 1404 20th
Median Household Income # 1422 19th
Per Capita Income # 1548 12th

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