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Ambler, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ambler is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Montgomery County at latitude 40.1564 and longitude -75.2215. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 217 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Ambler, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ambler, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Ambler indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ambler (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 6,360
Population in Households 6,195
Population in Familes 4,724
Population in Group Qrtrs 165
Population Density1 7,463
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 2,594
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,504
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,803 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,324 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,270 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $268,955
Average Home Value $274,698


Median Household Income $53,964
Average Household Income $72,949
Per Capita Income $29,897
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.21% -0.02%
Households -0.09% 0.05%
Families -0.31% -0.07%
Median Household Income   4.73%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
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.


Ambler, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ambler 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 # 187 89th
Population Density1 # 35 98th
Diversity Index2 # 89 95th
Median Household Income # 588 67th
Per Capita Income # 353 80th

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