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Railroad, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Railroad had a population of 298 as of July 1, 2016. Railroad 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 Railroad is located at latitude 39.7596 and longitude -76.6961 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Railroad (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 745 feet.

The Borough of Railroad (GNIS ID: 1215758) 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 Railroad population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Railroad: Rail Road.

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Railroad, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 298
Population in Households 297
Population in Familes 247
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 467
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 123
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 85
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $213,710
Average Home Value $215,385


Median Household Income $56,731
Average Household Income $69,559
Per Capita Income $27,698
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.12% 0.86%
Households 1.08% 0.8%
Families 1.81% 0.7%
Median Household Income   3.91%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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.

Railroad, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Railroad 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 # 1523 14th
Population Density1 # 1440 18th
Diversity Index2 # 776 56th
Median Household Income # 482 73rd
Per Capita Income # 591 67th

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