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Snow Shoe, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Snow Shoe is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Centre County at latitude 41.0276 and longitude -77.9499. Centre County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,552 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Snow Shoe 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 Snow Shoe (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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, 2014)


Total Population 769
Population in Households 769
Population in Familes 658
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,306
Diversity Index2 1


Total Households 295
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 218
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 242 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $130,556
Average Home Value $135,227


Median Household Income $52,775
Average Household Income $65,223
Per Capita Income $25,021
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.12% 0.21%
Households 0.4% 0.27%
Families 0.22% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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 1,764 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 # 1098 38th
Population Density1 # 932 47th
Diversity Index2 # 1742 1st
Median Household Income # 650 63rd
Per Capita Income # 767 57th

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