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Christiana, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Christiana had a population of 1,178 as of July 1, 2016. Christiana ranks in the upper 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 Christiana is located at latitude 39.9545 and longitude -75.9973 in Lancaster County. 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. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 476 feet.

The Borough of Christiana (GNIS ID: 1215333) 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 Christiana 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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Christiana, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,178
Population in Households 1,098
Population in Familes 970
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density1 2,234
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 377
Average Household Size 2.91
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 $232,143
Average Home Value $263,118


Median Household Income $61,848
Average Household Income $82,158
Per Capita Income $27,019
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.17%
Households -0.08% 0.11%
Families 0.94% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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 1,762 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 # 899 49th
Population Density1 # 626 65th
Diversity Index2 # 390 78th
Median Household Income # 325 82nd
Per Capita Income # 639 64th

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