Masontown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Masontown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Masontown had a population of 3,379 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Masontown is located at latitude 39.8513 and longitude -79.906 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Masontown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The Borough of Masontown (GNIS ID: 1215232) 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 Masontown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 3,379
Population in Households 3,270
Population in Familes 2,616
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density1 2,237
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,392
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 910
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,578 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 904 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 488 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $78,032
Average Home Value $92,533


Median Household Income $33,589
Average Household Income $47,664
Per Capita Income $20,343
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.33% -0.34%
Households -0.33% -0.33%
Families -0.48% -0.42%
Median Household Income   -1.4%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
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.

Masontown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Masontown 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 # 406 77th
Population Density1 # 624 65th
Diversity Index2 # 537 70th
Median Household Income # 1653 6th
Per Capita Income # 1517 14th

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