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Scalp Level, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Scalp Level had a population of 700 as of July 1, 2017. Scalp Level ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Scalp Level is located at latitude 40.2496 and longitude -78.8441 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Scalp Level (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,768 feet.

The Borough of Scalp Level (GNIS ID: 1215033) 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 Scalp Level population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Scalp Level, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 700
Daytime Population: Workers 107
Daytime Population: Residents 389
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 496
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 700
Population in Familes 578
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,062
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $36,441
Average Household Income $51,708
Per Capita Income $22,161


Total Housing Units 356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 232 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $70,909
Average Home Value $89,978


Total Households 300
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 203
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.45% -1.35%
Households -1.39% -1.3%
Families -1.23% -1.21%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   3.64%

Scalp Level, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scalp Level to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1145 35th
Population Density # 1044 41st
Diversity Index # 1368 22nd
Median Household Income # 1591 10th
Per Capita Income # 1425 19th

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