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Atlas, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Atlas Census Designated Place had a population of 768 as of July 1, 2016. Atlas ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Atlas is located at latitude 40.7974 and longitude -76.4287 in Northumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Atlas Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Northumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

The Atlas Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633323) 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 Atlas Census Designated Place is located within Township of Mount Carmel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Northumberland County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atlas: Exchange.

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


Total Population 768
Population in Households 764
Population in Familes 590
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 3,068
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 345
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 208
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 276 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (27.4%)
Median Home Value $55,966
Average Home Value $76,000


Median Household Income $42,990
Average Household Income $52,275
Per Capita Income $23,773
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.83% -0.58%
Households -0.68% -0.47%
Families -0.3% -0.58%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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.

Atlas, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlas 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 # 1100 38th
Population Density1 # 408 77th
Diversity Index2 # 1317 26th
Median Household Income # 1198 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1059 40th

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