Donora, Pennsylvania Population 2024

4,479

Donora is a city located in Washington County Pennsylvania. Donora has a 2024 population of 4,479. Donora is currently declining at a rate of -0.47% annually and its population has decreased by -1.8% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,561 in 2020.

The average household income in Donora is $47,817 with a poverty rate of 36%. The median age in Donora is 46.8 years: 43.2 years for males, and 47.8 years for females.

Donora Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Donora was:

  • White: 68.67%
  • Black or African American: 23.64%
  • Two or more races: 7.41%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,358.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.8% (-82)
The current population of Donora, Pennsylvania is 4,479 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,561.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,13268.67%
Black or African American1,07823.64%
Two or more races3387.41%
Other race130.29%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Donora Population by Race

Donora Population Pyramid 2024

Donora Median Age

46.8

Total

43.2

Male

47.8

Female

Donora Adults

There are 3,534 adults, (771 of whom are seniors) in Donora.

Donora Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Donora Sex Ratio

Female2,34151.33%
Male2,22048.67%

Donora Population by Age

Donora Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2791.9651.648.4
Non Family1,0781.0551.848.2
Married6552.3364.935.1
Female4343.1832.567.5
Male1123.9646.453.6

2.65

Average Family Size

1.96

Average Household Size

51.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Donora Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2457.17%
Associates Degree49014.34%
Bachelors Degree3419.98%
Graduate Degree822.4%
High School Graduate1,62047.42%
Less Than 9th Grade651.9%
Some College57316.77%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Donora Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Donora Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,6072,337307
Black63359445
2+ Races16216170
Hispanic14141
Other Race13130

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 43.21%.

Donora Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$68,056
Graduate Degree$43,125$0$70,391
High School Graduate$33,106$34,348$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$33,212$38,607$28,283
Some College$31,991$44,755$30,582

$33,212

Average Earnings

$38,607

Average Male

$28,283

Average Female

Donora Earnings by Educational Attainment

Donora Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Donora Language

96.48% of Donora residents speak only English, while 3.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.84% of the population.

Donora Language

Donora Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,96469923.58%
Black1,03454252.42%
Multiple32424274.69%
Hispanic15912276.73%

36%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.21%

Male Poverty Rate

36.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Donora

The race most likely to be in poverty in Donora is Hispanic, with 76.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Donora is White, with 23.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.15%.

Donora Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade66.33%
High School35.31%
Some College17.32%
Bachelors or Greater10.51%

Donora Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed68.52%
Male Unemployed49.21%
Female Employed25.72%
Male Employed14.21%

Donora Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Donora Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$63,203$60,201
Households$42,651$47,817
Married Families$66,917$-999,999,999
Non Families$16,223$32,827

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Donora Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

28.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Donora Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Donora Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Donora Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Donora Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

279

Number of Veterans

269

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam134
First Gulf War47
Second Gulf War39
Korea20
World War II0

Donora Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64106
65 to 7488
75+46
18 to 3425
35 to 5414

Donora Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2368.71%
Black436.63%

Donora Veterans by Race

Donora Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Donora Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

12.7%

Unemployment Rate

Donora Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Donora Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Donora Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

88.07%

Born in Donora

99.58%

Native Born

0.42%

Foreign Born

0.42%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.58% of Donora residents were born in the United States, with 88.07% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Donora Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,378-20-0.45%
20284,398-20-0.45%
20274,418-21-0.47%
20264,439-20-0.45%
20254,459-20-0.45%
20244,479-21-0.47%
20234,500-16-0.35%
20224,516-26-0.57%
20214,542-19-0.42%
20204,561-5-0.11%
20194,566-23-0.5%
20184,589-17-0.37%
20174,606-22-0.48%
20164,628-40-0.86%
20154,668-25-0.53%
20144,693-23-0.49%
20134,716-33-0.69%
20124,749-7-0.15%
20114,756-22-0.46%
20104,77800%
20005,653-275-4.64%
19905,928-1,596-21.21%
19807,524-1,301-14.74%
19708,825-2,306-20.72%
196011,131-1,055-8.66%
195012,186-994-7.54%
194013,180-725-5.21%
193013,905-226-1.6%
192014,1315,95772.88%
19108,1743,79686.71%
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Donora Population by Year