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Lawson Heights, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Lawson Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 2,214 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lawson Heights is located at latitude 40.2938 and longitude -79.3873 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Lawson Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,161 feet.

The Lawson Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390045) 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 Lawson Heights Census Designated Place is located within Township of Unity, a minor civil division (MCD) of Westmoreland County.

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


Total Population 2,214
Daytime Population: Workers 1,666
Daytime Population: Residents 1,420
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,086
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 2,162
Population in Familes 1,762
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density2 1,447
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $43,290
Average Household Income $59,916
Per Capita Income $25,993


Total Housing Units 1,026 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 759 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 221 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $159,864
Average Home Value $183,618


Total Households 980
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 654
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 0.13% -0.12%
Households 0.17% -0.08%
Families 0.36% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Lawson Heights, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawson Heights 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 # 591 67th
Population Density # 867 51st
Diversity Index # 1144 35th
Median Household Income # 1290 27th
Per Capita Income # 891 50th

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