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Oley, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Oley Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Berks County at latitude 40.3899 and longitude -75.7879. Berks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 443 feet.

The formal official name is the Oley Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Oley, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for Oley indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Oley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oley: Friedensburg.

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Oley, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,338
Population in Households 1,338
Population in Familes 1,118
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,090
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 554
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 387
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 399 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $209,195
Average Home Value $241,938


Median Household Income $62,385
Average Household Income $75,350
Per Capita Income $30,838
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.01% 0.79%
Households 1.09% 0.78%
Families 1.58% 0.66%
Median Household Income   4.11%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
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.


Oley, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oley to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 835 53rd
Population Density1 # 1037 41st
Diversity Index2 # 962 46th
Median Household Income # 297 83rd
Per Capita Income # 285 84th

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