North Wales, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Wales, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of North Wales is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Montgomery County at latitude 40.2112 and longitude -75.2744. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 367 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for North Wales 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 North Wales (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 3,053
Population in Households 3,047
Population in Familes 2,380
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 5,199
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 1,227
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 798
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 832 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 395 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $249,791
Average Home Value $268,119


Median Household Income $70,450
Average Household Income $80,042
Per Capita Income $32,180
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.31% -0.72%
Households -1.17% -0.68%
Families -1.36% -0.79%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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 1,764 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 # 443 75th
Population Density1 # 125 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 234 87th
Median Household Income # 186 90th
Per Capita Income # 243 86th

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