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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Mountain Top Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Luzerne County at latitude 41.1353 and longitude -75.9045. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,568 feet.

The formal official name is the Mountain Top Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mountain Top, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for Mountain Top indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain Top: Mountaintop.

Mountain Top Census Designated Place, PA Boundary Map


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Mountain Top, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 10,942
Population in Households 10,742
Population in Familes 9,492
Population in Group Qrtrs 200
Population Density1 727
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 4,120
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 3,166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,565 (82.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 554 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $193,709
Average Home Value $224,081


Median Household Income $75,328
Average Household Income $93,500
Per Capita Income $35,103
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.09% -0.05%
Households 0.06% -0.02%
Families 0.15% -0.09%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   3.25%
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, 2014 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 # 79 96th
Population Density1 # 1226 31st
Diversity Index2 # 520 70th
Median Household Income # 154 91st
Per Capita Income # 154 91st

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