Cornwall, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cornwall, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Cornwall had a population of 4,561 as of July 1, 2016. Cornwall 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 Cornwall is located at latitude 40.2612 and longitude -76.4105 in Lebanon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Cornwall (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Lebanon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 620 feet.

The Borough of Cornwall (GNIS ID: 1215363) 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 Cornwall 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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Cornwall, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,561
Population in Households 4,452
Population in Familes 3,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density1 470
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,983
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,370
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,076 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,523 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 460 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $250,866
Average Home Value $276,953


Median Household Income $81,306
Average Household Income $102,112
Per Capita Income $44,920
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.67% 1.23%
Households 1.71% 1.28%
Families 1.54% 1.17%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
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.

Cornwall, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cornwall 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 # 292 83rd
Population Density1 # 1438 18th
Diversity Index2 # 874 51st
Median Household Income # 87 95th
Per Capita Income # 54 97th

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