Rheems, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rheems, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Rheems Census Designated Place had a population of 1,645 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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Rheems, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,645
Population in Households 1,577
Population in Familes 1,392
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 1,395
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 570
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 441
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 438 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $194,483
Average Home Value $226,256


Median Household Income $79,526
Average Household Income $94,938
Per Capita Income $33,801
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.58%
Households 0.43% 0.59%
Families 0.4% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.

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, 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 # 728 59th
Population Density1 # 893 49th
Diversity Index2 # 844 52nd
Median Household Income # 104 94th
Per Capita Income # 218 88th

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