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Mertztown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Mertztown Census Designated Place had a population of 669 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mertztown is located at latitude 40.5017 and longitude -75.6646 in Berks County. The formal boundaries for the Mertztown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 466 feet.

The Mertztown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631284) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Mertztown Census Designated Place is located within Township of Longswamp, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berks County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mertztown 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 Mertztown: Mertz Town.

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


Total Population 669
Population in Households 669
Population in Familes 566
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 633
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 270
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 200
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 224 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $202,778
Average Home Value $200,893


Median Household Income $60,555
Average Household Income $70,053
Per Capita Income $27,344
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.06%
Households 0.06% 0.0%
Families 1.88% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

Mertztown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mertztown 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 # 1177 33rd
Population Density1 # 1303 26th
Diversity Index2 # 945 47th
Median Household Income # 363 79th
Per Capita Income # 613 65th

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