Pennwyn, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pennwyn, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Pennwyn Census Designated Place had a population of 782 as of July 1, 2016. Pennwyn ranks in the upper 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 Pennwyn is located at latitude 40.289 and longitude -75.9736 in Berks County. The formal boundaries for the Pennwyn Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 371 feet.

The Pennwyn Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633408) 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 Pennwyn Census Designated Place is located within Township of Cumru, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berks County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pennwyn 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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Pennwyn, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 782
Population in Households 777
Population in Familes 637
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 1,485
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 327
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 230
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 216 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $246,951
Average Home Value $284,908


Median Household Income $72,229
Average Household Income $98,732
Per Capita Income $39,486
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% 0.05%
Households -0.05% 0.0%
Families 0.57% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.

Pennwyn, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pennwyn 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 # 1089 38th
Population Density1 # 859 51st
Diversity Index2 # 192 89th
Median Household Income # 178 90th
Per Capita Income # 116 93rd

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