Belfast, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belfast, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Belfast Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Northampton County at latitude 40.7821 and longitude -75.2743. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 525 feet.

The formal official name is the Belfast Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Belfast, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for Belfast indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Belfast Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belfast: Belleville, Bellfast, Bellville, Tria, Wards, Wardsburg.

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


Total Population 1,276
Population in Households 1,276
Population in Familes 1,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,129
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 506
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 380
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 532 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 427 (80.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $205,882
Average Home Value $239,202


Median Household Income $61,896
Average Household Income $76,107
Per Capita Income $30,316
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% 0.44%
Households 0.47% 0.47%
Families 0.25% 0.31%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   3.75%
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.


Belfast, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belfast 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 # 859 51st
Population Density1 # 1018 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 807 54th
Median Household Income # 309 83rd
Per Capita Income # 322 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.