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Geistown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Geistown is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cambria County at latitude 40.2936 and longitude -78.8726. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,890 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Geistown 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 Geistown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,463
Population in Households 2,455
Population in Familes 1,966
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 2,324
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,127
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 720
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 816 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 311 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $97,368
Average Home Value $115,319


Median Household Income $47,068
Average Household Income $59,872
Per Capita Income $27,414
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.04% -0.3%
Households 0.25% -0.16%
Families 0.07% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   3.07%
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.


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, 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 # 549 69th
Population Density1 # 595 66th
Diversity Index2 # 1086 39th
Median Household Income # 958 46th
Per Capita Income # 521 71st

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