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Sykesville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Sykesville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jefferson County at latitude 41.0503 and longitude -78.8223. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,355 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Sykesville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sykesville, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Sykesville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Sykesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Sykesville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,158
Population in Households 1,158
Population in Familes 848
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 731
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 535
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 305
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 316 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 219 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $80,068
Average Home Value $99,525


Median Household Income $28,902
Average Household Income $37,189
Per Capita Income $17,182
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.02% -0.02%
Households 0.31% 0.15%
Families 0.15% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   3.09%
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.

Sykesville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sykesville to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 906 49th
Population Density1 # 1225 31st
Diversity Index2 # 1443 18th
Median Household Income # 1713 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1669 5th

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