Leechburg, Pennsylvania Population 2024

2,072

Leechburg is a city located in Armstrong County and Westmoreland County Pennsylvania. Leechburg has a 2024 population of 2,072. Leechburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.91% annually and its population has decreased by -3.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,146 in 2020.

The average household income in Leechburg is $62,768 with a poverty rate of 9.78%. The median age in Leechburg is 35.2 years: 37.9 years for males, and 32.8 years for females.

Leechburg Demographics

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

  • White: 90.22%
  • Black or African American: 7.11%
  • Two or more races: 2.67%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,716.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.45% (-74)
The current population of Leechburg, Pennsylvania is 2,072 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,146.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,92990.22%
Black or African American1527.11%
Two or more races572.67%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Leechburg Population by Race

Leechburg Population Pyramid 2024

Leechburg Median Age

35.2

Total

37.9

Male

32.8

Female

Leechburg Adults

There are 1,661 adults, (388 of whom are seniors) in Leechburg.

Leechburg Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Leechburg Sex Ratio

Female1,14553.55%
Male99346.45%

Leechburg Population by Age

Leechburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9232.3266.333.7
Married4422.9386.213.8
Non Family3601.1244.455.6
Female923.1170.729.3
Male295.2820.779.3

2.89

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

66.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Leechburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade312.06%
Associates Degree17111.37%
Bachelors Degree1479.77%
Graduate Degree1056.98%
High School Graduate78251.99%
Less Than 9th Grade80.53%
Some College26017.29%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Leechburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leechburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,4181,385251
Black75720
2+ Races1181

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.7%.

Leechburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$55,250$46,500$55,972
Graduate Degree$36,176$35,735$0
High School Graduate$34,286$41,667$21,190
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$36,738$41,391$25,625
Some College$37,045$50,043$24,219

$36,738

Average Earnings

$41,391

Average Male

$25,625

Average Female

Leechburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leechburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Leechburg Language

99.68% of Leechburg residents speak only English, while 0.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.32% of the population.

Leechburg Language

Leechburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,9291688.71%
Black1523825%
Multiple5735.26%

9.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.72%

Male Poverty Rate

15.9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leechburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leechburg is Black, with 25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leechburg is Multiple, with 5.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.37%.

Leechburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.77%
High School13.43%
Some College9.28%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Leechburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed89.47%
Female Employed2.81%
Male Employed1.05%

Leechburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leechburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$72,852$75,562
Households$56,213$62,768
Married Families$78,816$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,556$36,240

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Leechburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Leechburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Leechburg 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 35-44.

Leechburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Leechburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

169

Number of Veterans

145

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam106
First Gulf War53
Second Gulf War15
Korea5
World War II0

Leechburg Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7463
35 to 5444
75+33
55 to 6429
18 to 340

Leechburg Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White16910.73%

Leechburg Veterans by Race

Leechburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leechburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Leechburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Leechburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Leechburg 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

83.49%

Born in Leechburg

99.72%

Native Born

0.28%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.72% of Leechburg residents were born in the United States, with 83.49% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Leechburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,981-18-0.9%
20281,999-18-0.89%
20272,017-18-0.88%
20262,035-19-0.93%
20252,054-18-0.87%
20242,072-19-0.91%
20232,091-25-1.18%
20222,116-19-0.89%
20212,135-11-0.51%
20202,1461598%
20191,987-23-1.14%
20182,010-19-0.94%
20172,029-18-0.88%
20162,047-14-0.68%
20152,061-26-1.25%
20142,087-14-0.67%
20132,101-12-0.57%
20122,113-16-0.75%
20112,129-18-0.84%
20102,14700%

Leechburg Population by Year