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Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Castle Shannon is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Allegheny County at latitude 40.3664 and longitude -80.0194. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,037 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Castle Shannon, but most people and references simply refer to it as Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Castle Shannon indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Castle Shannon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Castle Shannon, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,221
Population in Households 8,215
Population in Familes 5,966
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 5,148
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 3,899
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 2,119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,172 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,291 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,608 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $137,837
Average Home Value $149,182


Median Household Income $51,629
Average Household Income $58,815
Per Capita Income $27,899
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.27% -0.1%
Households -0.02% 0.02%
Families -0.28% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   3.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Castle Shannon, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Castle Shannon to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 130 93rd
Population Density1 # 133 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 661 63rd
Median Household Income # 724 59th
Per Capita Income # 474 73rd

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