Willow Grove, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Willow Grove Census Designated Place had a population of 15,929 as of July 1, 2016. Willow Grove 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 Willow Grove is located at latitude 40.1492 and longitude -75.1181 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Willow Grove Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 269 feet.

The Willow Grove Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390519) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Willow Grove Census Designated Place is located within Township of Upper Moreland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Willow Grove 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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Willow Grove, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,929
Population in Households 15,680
Population in Familes 12,627
Population in Group Qrtrs 249
Population Density1 4,353
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 6,385
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 4,111
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,796 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,137 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,247 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 411 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $260,374
Average Home Value $269,535


Median Household Income $68,678
Average Household Income $81,738
Per Capita Income $33,101
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.42%
Households 0.04% 0.33%
Families 0.03% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

Willow Grove, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willow Grove 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 # 41 98th
Population Density1 # 205 88th
Diversity Index2 # 195 89th
Median Household Income # 213 88th
Per Capita Income # 242 86th

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