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Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Castle Shannon had a population of 8,210 as of July 1, 2015. Castle Shannon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Castle Shannon is located at latitude 40.3664 and longitude -80.0194 in Allegheny County. 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. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,037 feet.

The Borough of Castle Shannon (GNIS ID: 1214779) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Castle Shannon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Castle Shannon, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 8,210
Population in Households 8,204
Population in Familes 5,935
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 5,142
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 3,901
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 2,113
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,270 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,631 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 274 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $159,771
Average Home Value $168,822


Median Household Income $51,820
Average Household Income $60,156
Per Capita Income $28,587
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.07%
Households 0.0% 0.03%
Families -0.28% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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, 2015 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 # 133 93rd
Population Density1 # 131 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 651 63rd
Median Household Income # 763 57th
Per Capita Income # 484 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.