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The New Columbia Census Designated Place had a population of 1,017 as of July 1, 2016. New Columbia ranks in the lower 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 New Columbia is located at latitude 41.0375 and longitude -76.8782 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the New Columbia Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 476 feet.

The New Columbia Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584492) 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 New Columbia Census Designated Place is located within Township of White Deer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

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


Total Population 1,017
Population in Households 1,017
Population in Familes 835
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 524
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 440
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 305
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 325 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $139,256
Average Home Value $162,117


Median Household Income $55,713
Average Household Income $65,300
Per Capita Income $26,672
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.06%
Households 0.11% 0.09%
Families 1.49% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.

New Columbia, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Columbia 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 # 972 45th
Population Density1 # 1386 21st
Diversity Index2 # 759 57th
Median Household Income # 539 69th
Per Capita Income # 680 61st

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