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Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Orwigsburg is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Schuylkill County at latitude 40.6542 and longitude -76.104. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Orwigsburg, but most people and references simply refer to it as Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Orwigsburg indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Orwigsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 3,067
Population in Households 2,774
Population in Familes 2,208
Population in Group Qrtrs 293
Population Density1 1,414
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,213
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 768
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,291 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 843 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 370 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $184,046
Average Home Value $229,093


Median Household Income $57,776
Average Household Income $76,995
Per Capita Income $30,700
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.24% -0.12%
Households -0.1% -0.05%
Families -0.33% -0.18%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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.


Orwigsburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orwigsburg 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 # 441 75th
Population Density1 # 891 50th
Diversity Index2 # 724 59th
Median Household Income # 421 76th
Per Capita Income # 296 83rd

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