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Muir, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Muir Census Designated Place had a population of 508 as of July 1, 2016. Muir ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Muir is located at latitude 40.5943 and longitude -76.5187 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Muir Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 850 feet.

The Muir Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2634248) 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 Muir Census Designated Place is located within Township of Porter, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schuylkill County.

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


Total Population 508
Population in Households 507
Population in Familes 416
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,023
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 205
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 146
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (80.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $104,688
Average Home Value $123,164


Median Household Income $54,610
Average Household Income $62,599
Per Capita Income $25,401
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.92% 0.93%
Households 1.92% 0.86%
Families 0.67% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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.

Muir, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Muir 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 # 1320 25th
Population Density1 # 1061 40th
Diversity Index2 # 1575 11th
Median Household Income # 594 66th
Per Capita Income # 817 54th

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