Castle Shannon, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Castle Shannon had a population of 8,155 as of July 1, 2018. Castle Shannon ranks in the upper 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 Castle Shannon is located at latitude 40.3664 and longitude -80.0194 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Castle Shannon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,037 feet.

The Borough of Castle Shannon (GNIS ID: 1214779) 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.

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


Total Population 8,155
Population in Households 8,149
Population in Familes 5,849
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 5,107
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $53,615
Average Household Income $63,775
Per Capita Income $30,031


Total Housing Units 4,150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,234 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,605 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 311 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $117,956
Average Home Value $123,646


Total Households 3,839
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 2,079
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 -0.24% -0.18%
Households -0.2% -0.18%
Families -0.37% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Castle Shannon, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Castle Shannon 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 # 132 93rd
Population Density # 133 93rd
Diversity Index # 655 63rd
Median Household Income # 803 54th
Per Capita Income # 575 67th

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