Kutztown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kutztown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Kutztown had a population of 5,131 as of July 1, 2016. Kutztown 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 Kutztown is located at latitude 40.5213 and longitude -75.7773 in Berks County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Kutztown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 423 feet.

The Borough of Kutztown (GNIS ID: 1214917) 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 Kutztown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kutztown: Kutz Town.

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


Total Population 5,131
Population in Households 4,995
Population in Familes 2,432
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density1 3,141
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 2,133
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 866
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 929 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,204 (54.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $182,469
Average Home Value $192,142


Median Household Income $40,271
Average Household Income $57,054
Per Capita Income $24,028
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.29%
Households 0.3% 0.23%
Families 0.06% 0.07%
Median Household Income   -1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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.

Kutztown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kutztown 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 # 251 86th
Population Density1 # 392 78th
Diversity Index2 # 622 65th
Median Household Income # 1343 24th
Per Capita Income # 1019 42nd

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