Sun Valley, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sun Valley, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Sun Valley Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Monroe County at latitude 40.9804 and longitude -75.4665. Monroe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,880 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Sun Valley 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 Sun Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Sun Valley, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,426
Population in Households 2,426
Population in Familes 2,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 845
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 863
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 626
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,054 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 747 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $105,978
Average Home Value $132,644


Median Household Income $54,494
Average Household Income $62,084
Per Capita Income $22,074
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.26% -0.17%
Households 0.27% -0.12%
Families 0.15% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.


Sun Valley, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sun Valley 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 # 555 69th
Population Density1 # 1158 34th
Diversity Index2 # 112 94th
Median Household Income # 555 69th
Per Capita Income # 1185 33rd

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