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Malvern, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Malvern had a population of 3,095 as of July 1, 2015. Malvern ranks in the upper 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 Malvern is located at latitude 40.0331 and longitude -75.5154 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Malvern (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Chester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 561 feet.

The Borough of Malvern (GNIS ID: 1215072) 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 Malvern population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Malvern, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,095
Population in Households 3,075
Population in Familes 2,293
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 2,456
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 1,383
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 776
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 805 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 578 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $295,219
Average Home Value $368,447


Median Household Income $81,914
Average Household Income $103,933
Per Capita Income $46,478
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.61%
Households 0.59% 0.54%
Families 0.32% 0.36%
Median Household Income   4.11%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.

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Malvern, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Malvern to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 438 75th
Population Density1 # 557 68th
Diversity Index2 # 324 82nd
Median Household Income # 94 95th
Per Capita Income # 58 97th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.