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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Mountain Top Census Designated Place had a population of 10,900 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Mountain Top is located at latitude 41.1353 and longitude -75.9045 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Mountain Top Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,568 feet.

The Mountain Top Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389520) 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 Mountain Top Census Designated Place is located within Township of Wright, a minor civil division (MCD) of Luzerne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mountain Top population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain Top: Mountaintop.

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Mountain Top, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,900
Daytime Population: Workers 4,277
Daytime Population: Residents 5,279
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,556
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 10,696
Population in Familes 9,433
Population in Group Qrtrs 204
Population Density2 725
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $83,375
Average Household Income $109,759
Per Capita Income $41,254


Total Housing Units 4,315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,534 (81.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 550 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 231 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $220,117
Average Home Value $257,951


Total Households 4,084
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 3,138
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% -0.12%
Households -0.08% -0.15%
Families -0.04% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Mountain Top, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Top to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 77 96th
Population Density # 1219 31st
Diversity Index # 517 71st
Median Household Income # 100 94th
Per Capita Income # 125 93rd

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