Downingtown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Downingtown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Downingtown had a population of 8,056 as of July 1, 2017. Downingtown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Downingtown is located at latitude 40.0083 and longitude -75.7022 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Downingtown (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Chester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 239 feet.

The Borough of Downingtown (GNIS ID: 1215068) 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 Downingtown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Downingtown: Downing's Town, Milltown.

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


Total Population 8,056
Daytime Population: Workers 4,318
Daytime Population: Residents 3,501
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,819
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 7,882
Population in Familes 5,875
Population in Group Qrtrs 174
Population Density2 3,682
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $58,345
Average Household Income $74,855
Per Capita Income $31,713


Total Housing Units 3,534 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,750 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,612 (45.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $226,681
Average Home Value $242,300


Total Households 3,362
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,936
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 0.29% 0.39%
Households 0.32% 0.42%
Families 0.11% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Downingtown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Downingtown 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 # 136 92nd
Population Density # 297 83rd
Diversity Index # 122 93rd
Median Household Income # 516 71st
Per Capita Income # 399 77th

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