Edwardsville, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Edwardsville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Edwardsville had a population of 4,792 as of July 1, 2015. Edwardsville 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 Edwardsville is located at latitude 41.2602 and longitude -75.91 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Edwardsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 702 feet.

The Borough of Edwardsville (GNIS ID: 1215387) 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 Edwardsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Edwardsville: Larksville.

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Edwardsville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,792
Population in Households 4,791
Population in Familes 3,380
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 4,136
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 2,218
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,175
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,490 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 755 (30.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,463 (58.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 272 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $93,986
Average Home Value $116,589


Median Household Income $28,964
Average Household Income $39,181
Per Capita Income $18,136
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.02%
Households -0.09% -0.07%
Families -0.35% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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.

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Edwardsville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Edwardsville to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 271 85th
Population Density1 # 235 87th
Diversity Index2 # 195 89th
Median Household Income # 1723 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1638 7th

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