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Oberlin, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

Oberlin is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Oberlin Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Dauphin County at latitude 40.2415 and longitude -76.8147. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 571 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Oberlin Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 0.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Oberlin, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 582
Population in Households 579
Population in Familes 467
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 4,477
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 220
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 150
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $153,333
Average Home Value $168,750


Median Household Income $40,432
Average Household Income $56,383
Per Capita Income $22,545
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.24% 0.03%
Households -0.21% 0.0%
Families -0.62% -0.13%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   3.22%
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.


Oberlin, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oberlin to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1246 29th
Population Density1 # 187 89th
Diversity Index2 # 47 97th
Median Household Income # 1338 24th
Per Capita Income # 1133 36th

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