Meadville, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Meadville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Meadville had a population of 13,254 as of July 1, 2016. Meadville 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 Meadville is located at latitude 41.6479 and longitude -80.1474 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Meadville (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,096 feet.

The City of Meadville (GNIS ID: 1215138) 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 Meadville 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 Meadville: Cussewago, Meads Settlement.

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


Total Population 13,254
Population in Households 11,597
Population in Familes 7,782
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,657
Population Density1 3,029
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 5,417
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 2,774
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,228 (36.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,189 (51.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 774 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $103,906
Average Home Value $120,209


Median Household Income $32,110
Average Household Income $49,054
Per Capita Income $21,423
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.18%
Households -0.13% -0.16%
Families -0.36% -0.25%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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.

Meadville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meadville 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 # 62 97th
Population Density1 # 423 76th
Diversity Index2 # 444 75th
Median Household Income # 1682 5th
Per Capita Income # 1406 20th

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