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Penbrook, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Penbrook had a population of 3,006 as of July 1, 2017. Penbrook 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 Penbrook is located at latitude 40.278 and longitude -76.8483 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Penbrook (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 486 feet.

The Borough of Penbrook (GNIS ID: 1215168) 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 Penbrook population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Penbrook, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,006
Daytime Population: Workers 642
Daytime Population: Residents 1,393
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,035
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 3,002
Population in Familes 2,220
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 6,735
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $43,538
Average Household Income $57,173
Per Capita Income $24,317


Total Housing Units 1,401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 675 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 602 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $123,454
Average Home Value $127,741


Total Households 1,277
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 709
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.01% 0.15%
Households -0.01% 0.14%
Families -0.17% 0.03%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   3.38%

Penbrook, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penbrook to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 450 75th
Population Density # 62 97th
Diversity Index # 26 99th
Median Household Income # 1279 27th
Per Capita Income # 1128 36th

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