Chalfant, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chalfant, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Chalfant had a population of 929 as of July 1, 2016. Chalfant ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chalfant is located at latitude 40.4101 and longitude -79.8386 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Chalfant (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,030 feet.

The Borough of Chalfant (GNIS ID: 1214780) 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 Chalfant population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Chalfant, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 929
Population in Households 929
Population in Familes 641
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 5,839
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 475
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 242
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 529 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 313 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $83,654
Average Home Value $92,812


Median Household Income $51,818
Average Household Income $59,648
Per Capita Income $30,498
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.42% 1.56%
Households 2.62% 1.63%
Families 2.45% 1.52%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Chalfant, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chalfant to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 1026 42nd
Population Density1 # 95 95th
Diversity Index2 # 315 82nd
Median Household Income # 763 57th
Per Capita Income # 379 79th

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