Sandy, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sandy, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Sandy Census Designated Place had a population of 1,474 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sandy is located at latitude 41.1023 and longitude -78.7772 in Clearfield County. The formal boundaries for the Sandy Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clearfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,427 feet.

The Sandy Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389802) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Sandy Census Designated Place is located within Township of Sandy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clearfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sandy 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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Sandy, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,474
Population in Households 1,473
Population in Familes 1,167
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,031
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 645
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 424
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 702 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 476 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 169 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $76,509
Average Home Value $89,811


Median Household Income $37,672
Average Household Income $46,589
Per Capita Income $20,508
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.03%
Households 0.17% 0.06%
Families 0.04% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.

Sandy, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandy 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 # 778 56th
Population Density1 # 1056 40th
Diversity Index2 # 1216 31st
Median Household Income # 1493 15th
Per Capita Income # 1501 15th

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