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 3,120 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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North Wales, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,120
Daytime Population: Workers 894
Daytime Population: Residents 1,308
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,202
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 3,114
Population in Familes 2,423
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 5,313
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $72,383
Average Household Income $82,883
Per Capita Income $32,956


Total Housing Units 1,356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 840 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 399 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $252,235
Average Home Value $273,393


Total Households 1,239
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 805
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.47% -0.15%
Households -0.55% -0.24%
Families -0.68% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

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, 2017 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 # 436 75th
Population Density # 116 93rd
Diversity Index # 249 86th
Median Household Income # 210 88th
Per Capita Income # 335 81st

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