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, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 119
Population in Households 119
Population in Familes 98
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,144
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 51
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $196,053


Median Household Income $51,805
Average Household Income $58,349
Per Capita Income $25,018
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.4% -1.03%
Households -1.2% -0.8%
Families 0.46% -0.58%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
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.

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, 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 # 1716 3rd
Population Density1 # 1010 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 1496 16th
Median Household Income # 764 57th
Per Capita Income # 867 51st

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