Whitaker, Pennsylvania

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Whitaker, Pennsylvania

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

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Comparative Profile of Whitaker, Pennsylvania

Comparing Whitaker 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
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Age of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 7 8
Senior Citizens 6 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 6
Portion of People Married 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 5 4
People Above Poverty 4 3
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 4 5
Short Commute Times 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
People Living Alone 6 4
Affordability of Rents 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Housing Recently Built 2 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Whitaker Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15120
Phone Area Codes 412
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.398
Longitude -79.89

Whitaker 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 16.1 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 19.7 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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Whitaker Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,338 100%
Male 673 50.3%
Female 665 49.7%
Under 18 313 23.4%
18+ 1,025 76.6%
65+ 227 17%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 2.89
White 1,253 93.6%
African-American 67 5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 8 0.6%
Mixed Race 10 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.5%

Estimated Whitaker Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,255
Growth -83
Growth % -6.2%

Whitaker 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
Slovak 20.8%
German 17.5%
Irish 13.9%
Italian 12.1%
Polish 7.9%
Hungarian 4.9%
English 4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
US/American 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Scottish 1.9%
Slavic 1.3%
Russian 1.2%
Lithuanian 1.2%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
Serbian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Whitaker 1,338 $39,250
Braddock 2,912 $20,669
Homestead 3,569 $28,314
Munhall 12,264 $41,847
Rankin 2,315 $18,625
Swissvale 9,653 $35,929
West Homestead 2,197 $44,338
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