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Mars, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Mars is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Butler County at latitude 40.6969 and longitude -80.0141. Butler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,037 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Mars, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mars, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Mars indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Mars (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Mars, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,711
Population in Households 1,456
Population in Familes 1,134
Population in Group Qrtrs 255
Population Density1 3,635
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 709
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 425
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 749 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 430 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 279 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $198,515
Average Home Value $242,907


Median Household Income $56,216
Average Household Income $71,926
Per Capita Income $28,310
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.17% 0.24%
Households 0.54% 0.42%
Families 2.67% 0.23%
Median Household Income   4.14%
Per Capita Income   4.08%
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.


Mars, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mars to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 720 59th
Population Density1 # 296 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 1206 32nd
Median Household Income # 484 73rd
Per Capita Income # 439 75th

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