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Lower Allen, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Lower Allen Census Designated Place had a population of 7,155 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 7,155
Daytime Population: Workers 2,341
Daytime Population: Residents 3,607
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,948
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 7,151
Population in Familes 5,300
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 3,256
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $62,966
Average Household Income $78,906
Per Capita Income $36,699


Total Housing Units 3,515 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,312 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,015 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $176,824
Average Home Value $193,058


Total Households 3,327
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,899
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 0.92% 1.03%
Households 0.92% 1.04%
Families 0.66% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 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 # 158 91st
Population Density # 371 79th
Diversity Index # 363 79th
Median Household Income # 365 79th
Per Capita Income # 183 90th

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