North Wales, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Wales, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of North Wales had a population of 3,113 as of July 1, 2016. North Wales ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Wales is located at latitude 40.2112 and longitude -75.2744 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of North Wales (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 367 feet.

The Borough of North Wales (GNIS ID: 1215476) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Wales population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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North Wales, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,113
Population in Households 3,107
Population in Familes 2,421
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 5,301
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,236
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 803
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 839 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 397 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $251,486
Average Home Value $269,905


Median Household Income $69,798
Average Household Income $79,154
Per Capita Income $31,470
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.58% -0.23%
Households -0.68% -0.34%
Families -0.83% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.

North Wales, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Wales to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 435 75th
Population Density1 # 119 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 247 86th
Median Household Income # 201 89th
Per Capita Income # 320 82nd

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