Fountain Hill, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Borough of Fountain Hill had a population of 4,623 as of July 1, 2016. Fountain Hill ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fountain Hill is located at latitude 40.6028 and longitude -75.3961 in Lehigh County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Fountain Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lehigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 374 feet.

The Borough of Fountain Hill (GNIS ID: 1215377) 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 Fountain Hill population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fountain Hill: Oppeldtsville, Oppeltsville, Wyandotte Hill.

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


Total Population 4,623
Population in Households 4,407
Population in Familes 3,190
Population in Group Qrtrs 216
Population Density1 6,286
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 1,883
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,028
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,140 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 743 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $150,796
Average Home Value $161,842


Median Household Income $42,189
Average Household Income $56,166
Per Capita Income $23,902
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.19%
Households -0.09% 0.07%
Families -0.32% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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.

Fountain Hill, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain Hill 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 # 285 84th
Population Density1 # 78 96th
Diversity Index2 # 35 98th
Median Household Income # 1241 30th
Per Capita Income # 1041 41st

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