McKnightstown, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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McKnightstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The McKnightstown Census Designated Place had a population of 252 as of July 1, 2018. McKnightstown ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for McKnightstown is located at latitude 39.8701 and longitude -77.3303 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the McKnightstown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 643 feet.

The McKnightstown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630025) 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 McKnightstown Census Designated Place is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Adams County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McKnightstown: New Salem.

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McKnightstown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 252
Population in Households 248
Population in Familes 214
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 283
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $63,274
Average Household Income $76,873
Per Capita Income $28,580


Total Housing Units 108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $262,500
Average Home Value $281,875


Total Households 101
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.33% 1.09%
Households 1.27% 1.16%
Families 2.91% 1.03%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

McKnightstown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McKnightstown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1559 12th
Population Density # 1604 9th
Diversity Index # 303 83rd
Median Household Income # 393 78th
Per Capita Income # 686 61st

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