Phoenixville, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Phoenixville had a population of 17,216 as of July 1, 2016. Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville is located at latitude 40.1352 and longitude -75.5227 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Phoenixville (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Chester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The Borough of Phoenixville (GNIS ID: 1215076) 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 Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville: Phenixville.

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


Total Population 17,216
Population in Households 17,029
Population in Familes 12,098
Population in Group Qrtrs 187
Population Density1 4,905
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 7,554
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 4,066
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,029 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,525 (44.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 378 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $217,534
Average Home Value $236,150


Median Household Income $59,890
Average Household Income $76,452
Per Capita Income $33,768
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.76%
Households 0.7% 0.72%
Families 0.53% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.

Phoenixville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Phoenixville 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 # 38 98th
Population Density1 # 149 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 137 92nd
Median Household Income # 382 78th
Per Capita Income # 221 88th

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