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Lykens, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Lykens had a population of 1,831 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lykens is located at latitude 40.5641 and longitude -76.6984 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Lykens (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 689 feet.

The Borough of Lykens (GNIS ID: 2086583) 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 Lykens 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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Lykens, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,831
Population in Households 1,831
Population in Familes 1,435
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,501
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 802
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 493
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 554 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 249 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $70,627
Average Home Value $76,850


Median Household Income $42,493
Average Household Income $54,311
Per Capita Income $23,643
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.42%
Households 0.57% 0.49%
Families 0.26% 0.4%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Lykens, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lykens 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 # 681 61st
Population Density1 # 852 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 691 61st
Median Household Income # 1227 30th
Per Capita Income # 1081 39th

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