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 2,522 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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Roaring Spring, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,522
Population in Households 2,519
Population in Familes 2,020
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 3,133
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 1,080
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 694
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 684 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 396 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $126,419
Average Home Value $137,975


Median Household Income $44,073
Average Household Income $52,679
Per Capita Income $22,566
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.43%
Households -0.33% -0.37%
Families -0.57% -0.52%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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.


Roaring Spring, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roaring Spring to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 539 70th
Population Density1 # 397 78th
Diversity Index2 # 1374 23rd
Median Household Income # 1155 35th
Per Capita Income # 1180 33rd

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