Snow Shoe, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Snow Shoe, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Snow Shoe had a population of 776 as of July 1, 2016. Snow Shoe 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 Snow Shoe is located at latitude 41.0276 and longitude -77.9499 in Centre County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Snow Shoe (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Centre County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,552 feet.

The Borough of Snow Shoe (GNIS ID: 1215061) 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 Snow Shoe 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 Snow Shoe: Snow Shoe Camp, Snow Shoe City.

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Snow Shoe, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 776
Population in Households 776
Population in Familes 662
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,318
Diversity Index2 1


Total Households 297
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 243 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $119,882
Average Home Value $133,848


Median Household Income $50,110
Average Household Income $58,456
Per Capita Income $22,373
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.26%
Households 0.38% 0.4%
Families 0.22% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

Snow Shoe, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Snow Shoe 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 # 1094 38th
Population Density1 # 926 48th
Diversity Index2 # 1747 1st
Median Household Income # 865 51st
Per Capita Income # 1277 28th

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