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Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Mount Gretna had a population of 208 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Gretna is located at latitude 40.2456 and longitude -76.4715 in Lebanon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Mount Gretna (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lebanon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 673 feet.

The Borough of Mount Gretna (GNIS ID: 1215366) 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 Mount Gretna 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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Mount Gretna, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 208
Population in Households 208
Population in Familes 156
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,442
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 111
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 68
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 213 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 ( 4.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (47.9%)
Median Home Value $176,786
Average Home Value $219,802


Median Household Income $51,844
Average Household Income $63,258
Per Capita Income $33,930
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.96% 0.85%
Households 0.89% 0.71%
Families 0.0% 0.58%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.

Mount Gretna, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Gretna 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 # 1610 9th
Population Density1 # 870 51st
Diversity Index2 # 1007 43rd
Median Household Income # 760 57th
Per Capita Income # 208 88th

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