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South Temple, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The South Temple Census Designated Place had a population of 1,426 as of July 1, 2016. South Temple 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 South Temple is located at latitude 40.3988 and longitude -75.9225 in Berks County. The formal boundaries for the South Temple Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The South Temple Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2426669) 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 South Temple Census Designated Place is located within Township of Muhlenberg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berks County.

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


Total Population 1,426
Population in Households 1,425
Population in Familes 1,108
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 4,308
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 590
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 362
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 443 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $158,333
Average Home Value $163,995


Median Household Income $53,598
Average Household Income $67,629
Per Capita Income $28,755
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.06%
Households -0.22% -0.1%
Families -1.14% -0.22%
Median Household Income   0.39%
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.

South Temple, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Temple 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 # 796 55th
Population Density1 # 209 88th
Diversity Index2 # 76 96th
Median Household Income # 639 64th
Per Capita Income # 511 71st

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