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Christiana, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Christiana is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lancaster County at latitude 39.9545 and longitude -75.9973. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 476 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Christiana 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 Christiana (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,166
Population in Households 1,087
Population in Familes 961
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 2,211
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 377
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 299
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 398 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 263 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $196,250
Average Home Value $224,337


Median Household Income $55,998
Average Household Income $68,203
Per Capita Income $21,703
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.04% 0.05%
Households -0.12% -0.05%
Families 1.39% -0.13%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
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.


Christiana, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Christiana 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 # 904 49th
Population Density1 # 628 64th
Diversity Index2 # 392 78th
Median Household Income # 493 72nd
Per Capita Income # 1252 29th

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