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Norwood, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Norwood is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Delaware County at latitude 39.886 and longitude -75.2958. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 89 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Norwood, but most people and references simply refer to it as Norwood, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Norwood indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Norwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Norwood: Norwood Park, Norwood Station.

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Norwood, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,935
Population in Households 5,933
Population in Familes 4,877
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 7,637
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 2,245
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 1,498
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,379 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,642 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 603 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $210,413
Average Home Value $211,221


Median Household Income $61,201
Average Household Income $74,809
Per Capita Income $28,300
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.18% 0.23%
Households 0.08% 0.17%
Families -0.06% 0.07%
Median Household Income   3.83%
Per Capita Income   3.23%
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.


Norwood, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norwood to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 205 88th
Population Density1 # 33 98th
Diversity Index2 # 685 61st
Median Household Income # 332 81st
Per Capita Income # 442 75th

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