Shade Gap, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shade Gap, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Shade Gap had a population of 112 as of July 1, 2016. Shade Gap ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shade Gap is located at latitude 40.1803 and longitude -77.8662 in Huntingdon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Shade Gap (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Huntingdon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 997 feet.

The Borough of Shade Gap (GNIS ID: 1215279) 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 Shade Gap 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 Shade Gap: Shady Gap.

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


Total Population 112
Population in Households 112
Population in Familes 94
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,544
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 48
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 34
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 52 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40 (76.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $157,500
Average Home Value $167,308


Median Household Income $51,984
Average Household Income $58,437
Per Capita Income $24,462
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 0.53%
Households 1.4% 0.82%
Families 2.58% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.

Shade Gap, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shade Gap 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 # 1719 2nd
Population Density1 # 314 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 1635 7th
Median Household Income # 751 57th
Per Capita Income # 941 47th

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