Cumberland County PA Information


Cumberland County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 249,460
Population in Households 236,685
Population in Familes 187,454
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,775
Population Density1 457
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 99,319
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 64,031
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 105,952 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69,528 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 29,791 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,633 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $196,862
Average Home Value $239,299


Median Household Income $62,626
Average Household Income $81,386
Per Capita Income $33,110
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 1.08%
Households 0.89% 1.07%
Families 0.76% 0.99%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.


Cumberland County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cumberland County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents 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 # 16 78th
Population Density1 # 14 81st
Diversity Index2 # 22 69th
Median Household Income # 5 94th
Per Capita Income # 6 93rd

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