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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Mountain Top Census Designated Place had a population of 10,932 as of July 1, 2015.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain Top: Mountaintop.

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Mountain Top Census Designated Place, PA Boundary Map

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


Total Population 10,932
Population in Households 10,728
Population in Familes 9,464
Population in Group Qrtrs 204
Population Density1 727
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 4,113
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 3,157
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,548 (82.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 565 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $225,681
Average Home Value $259,216


Median Household Income $77,007
Average Household Income $104,016
Per Capita Income $39,016
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% 0.03%
Households 0.02% 0.02%
Families 0.07% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.


Mountain Top, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Top 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 # 80 96th
Population Density1 # 1228 30th
Diversity Index2 # 503 71st
Median Household Income # 135 92nd
Per Capita Income # 112 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.