South Bethlehem, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of South Bethlehem had a population of 492 as of July 1, 2016. South Bethlehem ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 South Bethlehem is located at latitude 40.9992 and longitude -79.3395 in Armstrong County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of South Bethlehem (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Armstrong County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The Borough of South Bethlehem (GNIS ID: 1214858) 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 South Bethlehem 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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South Bethlehem, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 492
Population in Households 492
Population in Familes 402
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,235
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 212
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 140
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $74,342
Average Home Value $81,678


Median Household Income $38,587
Average Household Income $48,163
Per Capita Income $20,267
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.12%
Households 0.46% 0.09%
Families 1.19% 0.14%
Median Household Income   -0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

South Bethlehem, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Bethlehem 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 # 1336 24th
Population Density1 # 368 79th
Diversity Index2 # 1429 20th
Median Household Income # 1436 19th
Per Capita Income # 1524 14th

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