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Platea, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

Platea is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Borough of Platea.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Erie County at latitude 41.9503 and longitude -80.3281. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 869 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Platea (see map) 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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Also See: Girard, PA ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

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

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

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

POPULATION

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

HOUSEHOLDS

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

HOUSING

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
 

INCOME

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

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.

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