Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Vanderbilt strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
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Affordability of Rents
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Top 4% trophy Vanderbilt Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania

Comparing Vanderbilt to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 7 5
Age of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 5 3
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 8
Portion of People Married 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
People Above Poverty 3 2
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 4 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
People Living Alone 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Housing Recently Built 1 4

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Vanderbilt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 33 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15486
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.033
Longitude -79.661

Vanderbilt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Station DONORA 1 SW
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
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Vanderbilt Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 553 100%
Male 263 47.6%
Female 290 52.4%
Under 18 130 23.5%
18+ 423 76.5%
65+ 79 14.3%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 3.07
White 534 96.6%
African-American 19 3.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Vanderbilt Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 530
Growth -23
Growth % -4.2%

Vanderbilt Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 21.9%
Irish 18.5%
English 16.7%
Italian 10.3%
US/American 6.4%
Slovak 4.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.4%
Dutch 3.2%
Polish 3%
Pennsylvania German 2.2%
Lebanese 2%
Russian 2%
Greek 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Hungarian 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Vanderbilt 553 $39,306
Connellsville 9,146 $28,105
Dawson 451 $30,938
Dunbar 1,219 $30,197
Everson 842 $30,769
Perryopolis 1,764 $43,676
South Connellsville 2,281 $36,113
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