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Mount Penn, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Mount Penn had a population of 3,205 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Penn 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 Mount Penn is located at latitude 40.3286 and longitude -75.8897 in Berks County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Mount Penn (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 489 feet.

The Borough of Mount Penn (GNIS ID: 1214923) 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 Mount Penn 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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Mount Penn, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,205
Population in Households 3,195
Population in Familes 2,525
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 7,457
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 1,280
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 815
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 870 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 411 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $137,284
Average Home Value $151,496


Median Household Income $48,044
Average Household Income $56,389
Per Capita Income $22,624
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.38%
Households 0.35% 0.3%
Families 0.18% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Mount Penn, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Penn 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 # 428 76th
Population Density1 # 40 98th
Diversity Index2 # 71 96th
Median Household Income # 948 46th
Per Capita Income # 1233 30th

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