Halifax, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Halifax, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Halifax had a population of 854 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Halifax is located at latitude 40.4629 and longitude -76.9325 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Halifax (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 407 feet.

The Borough of Halifax (GNIS ID: 1215161) 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 Halifax 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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Halifax, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 854
Population in Households 854
Population in Familes 676
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,545
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 356
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 235
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $103,774
Average Home Value $122,321


Median Household Income $39,660
Average Household Income $50,545
Per Capita Income $20,138
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.28%
Households 0.27% 0.22%
Families 0.84% 0.17%
Median Household Income   -0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
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.

Halifax, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Halifax 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 # 1062 40th
Population Density1 # 529 70th
Diversity Index2 # 750 57th
Median Household Income # 1389 21st
Per Capita Income # 1534 13th

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