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Platea, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Platea is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Erie County at latitude 41.951 and longitude -80.3305. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 869 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Platea 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 Platea (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Platea: Lockport.

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


Total Population 421
Population in Households 421
Population in Familes 371
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 126
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 155
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 124
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 143 (79.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $163,000
Average Home Value $210,490


Median Household Income $55,178
Average Household Income $69,430
Per Capita Income $25,176
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.5% -0.38%
Households -0.3% -0.26%
Families 0.0% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   3.13%
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.


Platea, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Platea 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 # 1398 21st
Population Density1 # 1721 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 1352 23rd
Median Household Income # 529 70th
Per Capita Income # 739 58th

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