Geistown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Geistown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Geistown had a population of 2,432 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Geistown is located at latitude 40.2936 and longitude -78.8726 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Geistown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,890 feet.

The Borough of Geistown (GNIS ID: 1215023) 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 Geistown 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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Geistown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,432
Population in Households 2,424
Population in Familes 1,936
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 2,295
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,115
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 711
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 803 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 312 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $109,642
Average Home Value $123,506


Median Household Income $49,531
Average Household Income $61,368
Per Capita Income $28,154
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.35%
Households 0.0% -0.27%
Families -0.19% -0.4%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.75%
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.

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Geistown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Geistown 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 # 554 69th
Population Density1 # 599 66th
Diversity Index2 # 1131 36th
Median Household Income # 895 49th
Per Capita Income # 517 71st

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