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The Borough of North East had a population of 4,153 as of July 1, 2016. North East ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North East is located at latitude 42.2134 and longitude -79.8334 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of North East (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The Borough of North East (GNIS ID: 1215216) 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 North East 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 North East: Northeast.

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North East, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,153
Population in Households 4,075
Population in Familes 3,233
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density1 3,188
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,675
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,064
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 905 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 770 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $122,155
Average Home Value $130,166


Median Household Income $41,238
Average Household Income $52,100
Per Capita Income $21,425
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.41%
Households -0.41% -0.34%
Families -0.56% -0.4%
Median Household Income   -0.77%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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.

North East, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North East 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 # 323 82nd
Population Density1 # 380 78th
Diversity Index2 # 905 49th
Median Household Income # 1290 27th
Per Capita Income # 1405 20th

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