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Olyphant, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Olyphant had a population of 5,400 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Olyphant is located at latitude 41.4515 and longitude -75.5756 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Olyphant (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 778 feet.

The Borough of Olyphant (GNIS ID: 1215327) 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 Olyphant 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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Olyphant, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,400
Population in Households 5,398
Population in Familes 4,091
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 993
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 2,428
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,402
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,588 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,504 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 924 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $144,016
Average Home Value $173,670


Median Household Income $46,099
Average Household Income $58,608
Per Capita Income $26,360
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.47%
Households 0.7% 0.4%
Families 0.52% 0.3%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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.

Olyphant, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olyphant 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 # 236 87th
Population Density1 # 1079 39th
Diversity Index2 # 589 67th
Median Household Income # 1035 41st
Per Capita Income # 721 59th

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