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Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Marcus Hook had a population of 2,433 as of July 1, 2016. Marcus Hook 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 Marcus Hook is located at latitude 39.8101 and longitude -75.4194 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Marcus Hook (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Borough of Marcus Hook (GNIS ID: 1215186) 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 Marcus Hook population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marcus Hook: Chichester, Maartes Hook, Marreties Hoeck, Marretie's Hook.

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Marcus Hook, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,433
Population in Households 2,433
Population in Familes 1,887
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,190
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 913
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 572
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,018 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 415 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 498 (48.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $83,732
Average Home Value $106,928


Median Household Income $36,648
Average Household Income $49,286
Per Capita Income $18,495
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.2%
Households 0.11% 0.15%
Families -0.06% 0.07%
Median Household Income   -0.54%
Per Capita Income   0.73%
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.

Marcus Hook, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marcus Hook 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 # 549 69th
Population Density1 # 643 64th
Diversity Index2 # 162 91st
Median Household Income # 1544 12th
Per Capita Income # 1655 6th

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