Pennsylvania’s Richest and Poorest Places 2015

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Newly updated data on HomeTownLocator.com profiles Pennsylvania’s richest and poorest areas based on 2015 average household income

Richest & Poorest Places in Pennsylvania 2015
“Home buyers, realtors, job hunters, businesses and parents value the easy access to reliable and detailed data on every residential area in the U.S. found at HTL.” Matt Smith, president & CEO of HTL, Inc.

On July 1, 2015, http://www.HomeTownLocator.com (HTL), a leading online source of population, housing, income and other demographic data, updated its with new estimates for 1,764 Pennsylvania places including 1,015 incorporated places (954 boroughs, 57 cities, 3 municipalities and 1 town) and 749 census designated places (CDPs). Based on recent (July 1, 2015) estimates of average household income, HTL profiles Pennsylvania’s richest and poorest places.

RICHEST: FOX CHAPEL

The Borough of Fox Chapel in Allegheny County has the highest average household income in
Pennsylvania with an average estimated to be $247,926. Average Home Value in the Borough of Fox Chapel is $822,042. The Borough of Fox Chapel has a total population of 5,365 and 2,087 households. Average household size is 2.57 people. The vast majority of housing is Owner Occupied (79.2%) with just 5.1% of the housing units identified as vacant.

Here are the top five richest places in Pennsylvania based on HTL’s current average household income statistics.
1. Borough of Fox Chapel, Allegheny County, average household income of $247,926
2. Borough of Edgeworth, Allegheny County, average household income of $214,843
3. Woodside (Census Designated Place), Bucks County, average household income of $214,276
4. Borough of Sewickley Heights, Allegheny County, average household income of $209,477
5. Waverly (Census Designated Place), Lackawanna County, average household income of $200,603

More data about Pennsylvania’s richest:
Top-Twenty Richest Pennsylvania Places
Top-Twenty Richest Pennsylvania ZIP Codes

POOREST: WHEATLAND

The Borough of Wheatland in Mercer County has the lowest average household income in Pennsylvania with the average estimated to be $28,531. Average Home Value in the Borough of Wheatland is $63,384. The Borough of Wheatland has a population of 620 with 312 households. Average household size is 1.99. Owners occupy 54.2% of the housing units; renters occupy 31.2% while 14.5% of the housing units are vacant.

The following are the five poorest places in Pennsylvania based on 2015 average household income statistics.
1. Borough of Wheatland, Mercer County, average household income of $28,531
2. Borough of Renovo, Clinton County, average household income of $29,709
3. Borough of Rankin, Allegheny County, average household income of $31,106
4. Borough of Braddock, Allegheny County, average household income of $31,700
5. Borough of Mapleton, Huntington County, average household income of $32,904

More data about Pennsylvania’s poorest:
Twenty of the Poorest Pennsylvania Places
Twenty of the Poorest Pennsylvania ZIP Codes

See HTL blog postings on “Richest and Poorest Places” in other states, and posts on related topics such as diversity measures.

SOPHISTICATED DATA COMPILATION BASED ON RELIABLE SOURCES

The census demographic estimates and forecasts in the HTL website are based upon data produced by Esri Demographics, which use the latest US Census Bureau annual American Community Survey (ACS) as a starting point. They then combine additional data from multiple sources including residential postal delivery counts from the USPS, a time series of county-to-county migration patterns from the IRS, building permits, housing starts and local data sources that tested well against Census 2010. For more detailed information on the data collection methodology, see Gazetteer Resources & Data Sources.

ABOUT HomeTownLocator.COM

HomeTownLocator®, produced by HTL, Inc., is a Website that provides detailed community profiles for 179,000 cities, towns and other populated places, complete with maps, aerial photos and details on 1.8 million physical, cultural and historic places. Want to know the congressional representative for your area or for any US zip code? HomeTownLocator.com makes this easy. You can also search for jobs, homes, schools or physical features such as beaches, woods or lakes.
The HomeTownLocator Gazetteer, launched in 2002, received nearly 2 million unique visitors in the last 12 months according to directly measured data by QuantCast.com. Based on monthly traffic, QuantCast currently ranks HomeTownLocator.com in the top 0.2% of the leading US websites that they monitor.
In addition to the very current demographic data, the most popular features on the site include:

  •     School Attendance Zones
  •     Local Area Photos
  •     Directory of Business, Government and Social services
  •     Maps and Driving Directions to thousands of Physical, Cultural and Historic Features
  •     Interactive maps for counties, ZIP Codes, Congressional Districts and School Zones

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