Quakertown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Quakertown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Quakertown had a population of 8,968 as of July 1, 2016. Quakertown 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 Quakertown is located at latitude 40.4397 and longitude -75.3458 in Bucks County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Quakertown (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bucks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The Borough of Quakertown (GNIS ID: 1214976) 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 Quakertown 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 Quakertown: Flatland, Richland, Richland Centre, Swamp, The Quakers Town.

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


Total Population 8,968
Population in Households 8,734
Population in Familes 6,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 234
Population Density1 4,414
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 3,661
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,196
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,946 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,023 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,638 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 285 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $200,192
Average Home Value $229,918


Median Household Income $53,488
Average Household Income $64,034
Per Capita Income $26,713
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% 0.09%
Households 0.05% 0.11%
Families -0.12% 0.01%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Quakertown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Quakertown 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 # 109 94th
Population Density1 # 193 89th
Diversity Index2 # 260 85th
Median Household Income # 647 63rd
Per Capita Income # 675 62nd

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