Shelocta, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelocta, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Shelocta had a population of 119 as of July 1, 2017. Shelocta ranks in 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 Shelocta is located at latitude 40.6563 and longitude -79.3003 in Indiana County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Shelocta (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Indiana County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 991 feet.

The Borough of Shelocta (GNIS ID: 1215295) 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 Shelocta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Shelocta, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 119
Daytime Population: Workers 122
Daytime Population: Residents 69
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 191
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.61
Population in Households 119
Population in Familes 98
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,144
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $53,132
Average Household Income $66,742
Per Capita Income $28,066


Total Housing Units 59 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $156,250
Average Home Value $200,000


Total Households 51
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.21% -0.85%
Households -1.04% -0.8%
Families 0.4% -0.58%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Shelocta, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelocta to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1715 3rd
Population Density # 1003 43rd
Diversity Index # 1501 15th
Median Household Income # 783 56th
Per Capita Income # 673 62nd

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