Roaring Spring, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

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The Borough of Roaring Spring had a population of 2,502 as of July 1, 2017. Roaring Spring ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Roaring Spring is located at latitude 40.3348 and longitude -78.396 in Blair County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Roaring Spring (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Blair County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,309 feet.

The Borough of Roaring Spring (GNIS ID: 1214945) 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 Roaring Spring population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Roaring Spring, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,502
Daytime Population: Workers 1,918
Daytime Population: Residents 1,280
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,198
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 2,499
Population in Familes 2,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 3,108
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $48,384
Average Household Income $56,634
Per Capita Income $24,065


Total Housing Units 1,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 676 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 386 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $103,795
Average Home Value $132,138


Total Households 1,062
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 684
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.45% -0.43%
Households -0.47% -0.48%
Families -0.61% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

Roaring Spring, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roaring Spring to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 543 69th
Population Density # 398 77th
Diversity Index # 1362 24th
Median Household Income # 1041 41st
Per Capita Income # 1166 34th

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