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New Columbia, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The New Columbia Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Union County at latitude 41.0375 and longitude -76.8782. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 476 feet.

The formal official name is the New Columbia Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as New Columbia, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for New Columbia indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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


Total Population 1,004
Population in Households 1,004
Population in Familes 826
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 518
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 440
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 305
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 325 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $128,125
Average Home Value $143,904


Median Household Income $54,040
Average Household Income $67,510
Per Capita Income $27,931
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.21% -0.16%
Households 0.16% -0.05%
Families 2.2% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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 1,764 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 # 987 44th
Population Density1 # 1391 21st
Diversity Index2 # 718 60th
Median Household Income # 580 67th
Per Capita Income # 469 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.