Colwyn, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Colwyn, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Colwyn had a population of 2,734 as of July 1, 2015. Colwyn 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 Colwyn is located at latitude 39.9118 and longitude -75.2531 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Colwyn (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Borough of Colwyn 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 Colwyn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Borough of Colwyn, PA Boundary Map

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Colwyn, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,734
Population in Households 2,734
Population in Familes 2,347
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 10,576
Diversity Index2 32
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 877
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 630
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 945 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 528 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 349 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $114,837
Average Home Value $110,701
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,706
Average Household Income $52,480
Per Capita Income $16,834
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.37% 0.88%
Households 1.19% 0.81%
Families 1.03% 0.72%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.95%
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.

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Colwyn, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colwyn to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 496 72nd
Population Density1 # 7 100th
Diversity Index2 # 257 85th
Median Household Income # 1224 31st
Per Capita Income # 1704 3rd

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