Highspire, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Highspire, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Highspire had a population of 2,556 as of July 1, 2016. Highspire 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 Highspire is located at latitude 40.2086 and longitude -76.7855 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Highspire (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 318 feet.

The Borough of Highspire (GNIS ID: 1215163) 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 Highspire 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 Highspire: High Spire.

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


Total Population 2,556
Population in Households 2,556
Population in Familes 1,715
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,557
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 1,253
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 628
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,366 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 669 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 584 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $89,272
Average Home Value $95,889


Median Household Income $40,964
Average Household Income $53,138
Per Capita Income $26,049
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 0.76%
Households 1.13% 0.86%
Families 0.92% 0.72%
Median Household Income   -0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Highspire, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highspire 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 # 527 70th
Population Density1 # 311 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 103 94th
Median Household Income # 1303 26th
Per Capita Income # 754 57th

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