Orrstown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Orrstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Orrstown had a population of 280 as of July 1, 2016. Orrstown 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 Orrstown is located at latitude 40.0588 and longitude -77.6082 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Orrstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 682 feet.

The Borough of Orrstown (GNIS ID: 1215247) 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 Orrstown 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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Orrstown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 280
Population in Households 276
Population in Familes 242
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 4,409
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 106
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 83
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $189,583
Average Home Value $208,721


Median Household Income $58,131
Average Household Income $68,171
Per Capita Income $23,376
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 0.91%
Households 0.94% 0.74%
Families 5.05% 0.71%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

Orrstown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orrstown 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 # 1538 13th
Population Density1 # 196 89th
Diversity Index2 # 1042 41st
Median Household Income # 433 75th
Per Capita Income # 1118 37th

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