Hunker, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hunker, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Hunker had a population of 273 as of July 1, 2017. Hunker ranks in the lower 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 Hunker is located at latitude 40.204 and longitude -79.6155 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Hunker (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 938 feet.

The Borough of Hunker (GNIS ID: 1215701) 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 Hunker 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 Hunker: Hunkers.

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


Total Population 273
Daytime Population: Workers 47
Daytime Population: Residents 130
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 177
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 273
Population in Familes 227
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,079
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $59,802
Average Household Income $69,722
Per Capita Income $31,202


Total Housing Units 134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $148,276
Average Home Value $183,418


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 83
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 -0.88% -0.59%
Households -0.75% -0.65%
Families -0.17% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Hunker, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hunker 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 # 1543 12th
Population Density # 1034 41st
Diversity Index # 1503 15th
Median Household Income # 455 74th
Per Capita Income # 429 76th

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