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Duncannon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Duncannon had a population of 1,518 as of July 1, 2016. Duncannon 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 Duncannon is located at latitude 40.3952 and longitude -77.0277 in Perry County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Duncannon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Perry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 354 feet.

The Borough of Duncannon (GNIS ID: 1215524) 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 Duncannon 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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Duncannon, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,518
Population in Households 1,511
Population in Familes 1,136
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 3,729
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 650
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 379
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 730 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 329 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 321 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $118,902
Average Home Value $128,799


Median Household Income $48,228
Average Household Income $59,021
Per Capita Income $25,462
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% -0.11%
Households -0.05% -0.09%
Families -0.21% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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.

Duncannon, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Duncannon 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 # 765 57th
Population Density1 # 288 84th
Diversity Index2 # 832 53rd
Median Household Income # 937 47th
Per Capita Income # 813 54th

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