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Sandy Ridge, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Sandy Ridge Census Designated Place had a population of 413 as of July 1, 2016. Sandy Ridge 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 Sandy Ridge is located at latitude 40.8105 and longitude -78.2343 in Centre County. The formal boundaries for the Sandy Ridge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Centre County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,854 feet.

The Sandy Ridge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390255) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Sandy Ridge Census Designated Place is located within Township of Rush, a minor civil division (MCD) of Centre County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sandy Ridge 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 Sandy Ridge: Nuttallville, Powelton, Retort.

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


Total Population 413
Population in Households 413
Population in Familes 346
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 648
Diversity Index2 1


Total Households 175
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 124
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 ( 9.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $86,170
Average Home Value $131,494


Median Household Income $55,514
Average Household Income $69,373
Per Capita Income $29,586
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.29%
Households 0.46% 0.34%
Families -0.63% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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.

Sandy Ridge, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandy Ridge 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 # 1406 20th
Population Density1 # 1293 27th
Diversity Index2 # 1741 1st
Median Household Income # 547 69th
Per Capita Income # 433 75th

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