Parkesburg, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Parkesburg had a population of 3,856 as of July 1, 2016. Parkesburg 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 Parkesburg is located at latitude 39.9601 and longitude -75.9162 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Parkesburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 528 feet.

The Borough of Parkesburg (GNIS ID: 1215075) 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 Parkesburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 3,856
Population in Households 3,846
Population in Familes 3,158
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 3,038
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 1,465
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 979
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 894 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 571 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $202,622
Average Home Value $220,526


Median Household Income $62,432
Average Household Income $70,182
Per Capita Income $26,721
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 1.08%
Households 1.13% 1.04%
Families 0.96% 0.94%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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.

Parkesburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parkesburg 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 # 360 80th
Population Density1 # 419 76th
Diversity Index2 # 193 89th
Median Household Income # 302 83rd
Per Capita Income # 673 62nd

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