West Elizabeth, Pennsylvania

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West Elizabeth, Pennsylvania

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

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Comparative Profile of West Elizabeth, Pennsylvania

Comparing West Elizabeth 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 8 8
Senior Citizens 6 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Age of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 4
Portion of People Married 1 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 6 8
Short Commute Times 3 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 5 5
Low Violent Crime 3 3

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West Elizabeth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Metro Area Pittsburgh
P.O. Box Zip Codes 15088
Phone Area Codes 412
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.27
Longitude -79.899

West Elizabeth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Station DONORA 1 SW
Distance 7.4 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
Station SALINA 3 W
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
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West Elizabeth Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 565 100%
Male 262 46.4%
Female 303 53.6%
Under 18 127 22.5%
18+ 438 77.5%
65+ 95 16.8%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 2.92
White 561 99.3%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 2 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated West Elizabeth Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 531
Growth -34
Growth % -6%

West Elizabeth 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 24.1%
Irish 16.2%
Italian 13.8%
Polish 13.8%
English 10.8%
US/American 4.3%
Slovak 2.8%
Welsh 2.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
Hungarian 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Serbian 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Pennsylvania German 1.1%
Swedish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Elizabeth 565 $32,500
Clairton 8,491 $31,539
Elizabeth 1,609 $36,607
Glassport 4,993 $37,364
Jefferson Hills 9,666 $60,767
Monongahela 4,761 $36,528
Port Vue 4,228 $37,318
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