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Laurel Mountain Park, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Laurel Mountain had a population of 159 as of July 1, 2020. Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park is located at latitude 40.2112 and longitude -79.185 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Laurel Mountain encompass a land area of 0.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,417 feet.

The Borough of Laurel Mountain (GNIS ID: 1217442) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Laurel Mountain Park: Laurel Mountain.

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Laurel Mountain Park, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 159 (100%)
Population in Households 159 (100.0%)
Population in Families 129 (81.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,232
Diversity Index2 4
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,244
Average Household Income $86,481
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $39,443
Wealth Index5 117
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 105 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (27.6%)
Median Home Value $205,000
Average Home Value $263,258
Housing Affordability Index3 189
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.48% -0.51%
Households -0.25% -0.53%
Families -0.2% -0.41%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.31%

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Laurel Mountain Park, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel Mountain Park to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 1670 5th
Population Density # 953 46th
Median Household Income # 657 63rd
Housing Affordability Index # 701 40th
Per Capita Income # 228 87th
Diversity Index # 1647 7th

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