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Simpson, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Simpson Census Designated Place had a population of 1,233 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Simpson is located at latitude 41.5953 and longitude -75.4797 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Simpson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The Simpson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630039) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Simpson Census Designated Place is located within Township of Fell, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lackawanna County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Simpson 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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Simpson, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,233
Daytime Population: Workers 144
Daytime Population: Residents 688
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 832
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 1,233
Population in Familes 959
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,396
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $40,221
Average Household Income $53,531
Per Capita Income $22,414


Total Housing Units 663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 371 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 173 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $119,660
Average Home Value $146,429


Total Households 544
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 342
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 -0.46% -0.21%
Households -0.62% -0.3%
Families 0.71% -0.41%
Median Household Income   3.82%
Per Capita Income   3.59%

Simpson, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Simpson 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 # 875 51st
Population Density # 889 50th
Diversity Index # 591 67th
Median Household Income # 1443 18th
Per Capita Income # 1393 21st

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