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Meshoppen, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Meshoppen had a population of 568 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Meshoppen is located at latitude 41.6093 and longitude -76.0418 in Wyoming County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Meshoppen (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Wyoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 640 feet.

The Borough of Meshoppen (GNIS ID: 1215733) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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


Total Population 568
Population in Households 568
Population in Familes 438
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 822
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 193
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 123
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $129,545
Average Home Value $179,792


Median Household Income $42,156
Average Household Income $53,988
Per Capita Income $20,461
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.11%
Households 0.25% 0.1%
Families -0.64% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.72%
Per Capita Income   0.64%
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.

Meshoppen, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meshoppen 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 # 1260 29th
Population Density1 # 1165 34th
Diversity Index2 # 467 74th
Median Household Income # 1245 29th
Per Capita Income # 1506 15th

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