Oberlin, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oberlin, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Oberlin Census Designated Place had a population of 566 as of July 1, 2016. Oberlin 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 Oberlin is located at latitude 40.2398 and longitude -76.8157 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Oberlin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 571 feet.

The Oberlin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633309) 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 Oberlin Census Designated Place is located within Township of Swatara, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dauphin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oberlin 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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Oberlin, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 566
Population in Households 562
Population in Familes 453
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 4,354
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 214
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 146
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $138,603
Average Home Value $149,080


Median Household Income $47,125
Average Household Income $61,337
Per Capita Income $24,525
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.61% -0.36%
Households -0.59% -0.38%
Families -0.85% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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 1,762 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 # 1261 28th
Population Density1 # 204 88th
Diversity Index2 # 41 98th
Median Household Income # 994 44th
Per Capita Income # 926 48th

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