Sandy, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sandy, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Sandy Census Designated Place had a population of 1,476 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,476
Daytime Population: Workers 592
Daytime Population: Residents 841
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,433
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 1,475
Population in Familes 1,169
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,032
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $37,860
Average Household Income $47,172
Per Capita Income $20,648


Total Housing Units 691 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 167 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $78,527
Average Home Value $92,263


Total Households 642
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 423
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 0.1% -0.05%
Households 0.09% -0.03%
Families 0.0% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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, 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 # 778 56th
Population Density # 1053 40th
Diversity Index # 1236 29th
Median Household Income # 1551 12th
Per Capita Income # 1575 11th

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