Shoemakersville, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Shoemakersville had a population of 1,342 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Shoemakersville is located at latitude 40.4999 and longitude -75.9698 in Berks County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Shoemakersville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Berks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 354 feet.

The Borough of Shoemakersville (GNIS ID: 1214928) 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 Shoemakersville 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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Shoemakersville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,342
Population in Households 1,342
Population in Familes 1,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,409
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 581
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 348
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 373 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 208 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $139,358
Average Home Value $157,775


Median Household Income $47,464
Average Household Income $60,990
Per Capita Income $26,405
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.24%
Households -0.51% -0.31%
Families -0.72% -0.46%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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.

Shoemakersville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shoemakersville 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 # 832 53rd
Population Density1 # 564 68th
Diversity Index2 # 847 52nd
Median Household Income # 978 45th
Per Capita Income # 714 60th

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