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Scottdale, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Scottdale had a population of 4,351 as of July 1, 2018. Scottdale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Scottdale is located at latitude 40.1003 and longitude -79.587 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Scottdale encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The Borough of Scottdale (GNIS ID: 1215720) 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 Scottdale: Fountain Mills.

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Scottdale, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,351
Population in Households 4,347
Population in Familes 3,359
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 3,758
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $43,128
Average Household Income $56,885
Per Capita Income $25,462


Total Housing Units 2,144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,430 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 516 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $112,118
Average Home Value $121,469


Total Households 1,946
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,167
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.09% -0.18%
Households -0.04% -0.18%
Families -0.26% -0.29%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Scottdale, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scottdale to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 306 83rd
Population Density # 285 84th
Diversity Index # 1203 32nd
Median Household Income # 1351 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1073 39th

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