West Newton, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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West Newton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Newton had a population of 2,594 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for West Newton is located at latitude 40.2098 and longitude -79.767 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Newton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 768 feet.

The Borough of West Newton (GNIS ID: 1215728) 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 West Newton: West Side.

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


Total Population 2,594
Population in Households 2,594
Population in Familes 1,922
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,501
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $37,961
Average Household Income $51,164
Per Capita Income $23,945


Total Housing Units 1,361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 871 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 343 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $99,921
Average Home Value $134,386


Total Households 1,214
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 676
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 -0.18% -0.26%
Households -0.1% -0.23%
Families -0.34% -0.39%
Median Household Income   4.68%
Per Capita Income   3.62%

West Newton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Newton 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 # 518 71st
Population Density # 537 70th
Diversity Index # 975 45th
Median Household Income # 1567 11th
Per Capita Income # 1261 28th

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