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Rheems, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Rheems Census Designated Place had a population of 1,608 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Rheems is located at latitude 40.1258 and longitude -76.5707 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Rheems Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Rheems Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389746) 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 Rheems Census Designated Place is located within Township of West Donegal, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lancaster County.

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


Total Population 1,608
Daytime Population: Workers 423
Daytime Population: Residents 759
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,182
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 1,541
Population in Familes 1,360
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 1,364
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $81,020
Average Household Income $100,038
Per Capita Income $35,418


Total Housing Units 579 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 427 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $195,833
Average Home Value $229,614


Total Households 556
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 430
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 0.09% 0.26%
Households 0.02% 0.21%
Families 0.0% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Rheems, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rheems 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 # 736 58th
Population Density # 907 49th
Diversity Index # 851 52nd
Median Household Income # 124 93rd
Per Capita Income # 217 88th

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