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Trafford, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Trafford had a population of 3,008 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Trafford is located at latitude 40.3847 and longitude -79.7576 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Trafford (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 853 feet.

The Borough of Trafford (GNIS ID: 1217318) 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 Trafford 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 Trafford: Trafford City.

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


Total Population 3,008
Daytime Population: Workers 822
Daytime Population: Residents 1,447
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,269
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 3,008
Population in Familes 2,226
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,075
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $53,454
Average Household Income $71,744
Per Capita Income $34,057


Total Housing Units 1,660 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 974 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 454 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $116,528
Average Home Value $137,256


Total Households 1,428
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 795
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 -0.74% -0.52%
Households -0.71% -0.51%
Families -0.87% -0.61%
Median Household Income   6.23%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Trafford, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trafford 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 # 449 75th
Population Density # 665 62nd
Diversity Index # 870 51st
Median Household Income # 761 57th
Per Capita Income # 287 84th

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