Lower Allen, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Lower Allen, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Lower Allen Census Designated Place had a population of 6,911 as of July 1, 2016. Lower Allen 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 Lower Allen is located at latitude 40.2267 and longitude -76.9028 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Lower Allen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 384 feet.

The Lower Allen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390095) 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 Lower Allen Census Designated Place is located within Township of Lower Allen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 6,911
Population in Households 6,907
Population in Familes 5,139
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 3,145
Diversity Index2 25
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,190
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 1,830
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,283 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 907 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 228 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $176,569
Average Home Value $193,728
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,555
Average Household Income $76,558
Per Capita Income $35,358
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.8%
Households 0.39% 0.74%
Families 0.18% 0.58%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.

Lower Allen, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lower Allen 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 # 167 91st
Population Density1 # 389 78th
Diversity Index2 # 401 77th
Median Household Income # 332 81st
Per Capita Income # 177 90th

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