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New Columbia, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

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The New Columbia Census Designated Place had a population of 1,034 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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New Columbia, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,034
Daytime Population: Workers 392
Daytime Population: Residents 583
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 975
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 1,034
Population in Familes 848
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 533
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $57,498
Average Household Income $70,898
Per Capita Income $28,806


Total Housing Units 463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 329 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $139,431
Average Home Value $158,030


Total Households 446
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 308
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.28% 0.33%
Households 0.28% 0.27%
Families 1.42% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

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, 2017 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 # 956 46th
Population Density # 1372 22nd
Diversity Index # 753 57th
Median Household Income # 543 69th
Per Capita Income # 612 65th

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