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Lima, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Lima Census Designated Place had a population of 2,874 as of July 1, 2016. Lima ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Lima is located at latitude 39.9194 and longitude -75.4415 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Lima Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 351 feet.

The Lima Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390065) 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 Lima Census Designated Place is located within Township of Middletown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Delaware County.

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


Total Population 2,874
Population in Households 1,930
Population in Familes 1,321
Population in Group Qrtrs 944
Population Density1 1,956
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 1,065
Average Household Size 1.81
Family Households 497
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 578 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 487 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $341,791
Average Home Value $408,607


Median Household Income $60,628
Average Household Income $102,507
Per Capita Income $42,025
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.74%
Households 1.52% 1.07%
Families 5.63% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.

Lima, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lima 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 # 471 73rd
Population Density1 # 703 60th
Diversity Index2 # 369 79th
Median Household Income # 362 80th
Per Capita Income # 88 95th

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