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Gap, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

Gap is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Gap Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Lancaster County at latitude 39.9873 and longitude -76.0205. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 545 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Gap Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 2.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Gap, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gap 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 # 646 63rd
Population Density1 # 1250 29th
Diversity Index2 # 536 70th
Median Household Income # 418 76th
Per Capita Income # 1116 37th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,985
Population in Households 1,985
Population in Familes 1,755
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 706
Diversity Index2 19
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 680
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 537
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 713 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 477 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 203 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $248,148
Average Home Value $286,245
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,817
Average Household Income $67,613
Per Capita Income $22,665
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.65% 0.64%
Households 0.63% 0.64%
Families 0.53% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.75%
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.

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