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Chalfont, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Chalfont had a population of 4,003 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Chalfont is located at latitude 40.289 and longitude -75.2096 in Bucks County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Chalfont (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Bucks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 282 feet.

The Borough of Chalfont (GNIS ID: 1214963) 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 Chalfont population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chalfont: Barndtsville, Butlers Mill, Whitehallville.

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Chalfont, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,003
Population in Households 3,956
Population in Familes 3,422
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 2,473
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 1,472
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,089
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,562 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,230 (78.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 242 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $355,877
Average Home Value $365,000


Median Household Income $88,201
Average Household Income $106,411
Per Capita Income $39,387
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% 0.02%
Households 0.03% 0.08%
Families -0.07% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Chalfont, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chalfont 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 # 342 81st
Population Density1 # 546 69th
Diversity Index2 # 621 65th
Median Household Income # 68 96th
Per Capita Income # 118 93rd

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