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Witmer, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Witmer Census Designated Place had a population of 534 as of July 1, 2016. Witmer ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Witmer is located at latitude 40.0506 and longitude -76.2102 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Witmer Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 400 feet.

The Witmer Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584528) 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 Witmer Census Designated Place is located within Township of East Lampeter, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lancaster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Witmer 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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Witmer, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 534
Population in Households 532
Population in Familes 481
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 430
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 178
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 124 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $230,263
Average Home Value $285,000


Median Household Income $61,172
Average Household Income $78,649
Per Capita Income $25,552
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.32% 1.21%
Households 1.22% 1.21%
Families 1.03% 1.08%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

Witmer, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Witmer 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 # 1295 27th
Population Density1 # 1467 17th
Diversity Index2 # 479 73rd
Median Household Income # 342 81st
Per Capita Income # 806 54th

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