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Saxton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Saxton had a population of 676 as of July 1, 2017. Saxton ranks in the lower 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 Saxton is located at latitude 40.2127 and longitude -78.2471 in Bedford County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Saxton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bedford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 896 feet.

The Borough of Saxton (GNIS ID: 1214905) 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 Saxton 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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Saxton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 676
Daytime Population: Workers 349
Daytime Population: Residents 402
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 751
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 676
Population in Familes 502
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,663
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $33,455
Average Household Income $46,958
Per Capita Income $21,518


Total Housing Units 375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 179 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $86,022
Average Home Value $103,792


Total Households 320
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 184
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 -1.17% -0.9%
Households -1.07% -0.83%
Families -0.07% -1.0%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Saxton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saxton 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 # 1159 34th
Population Density # 797 55th
Diversity Index # 1385 22nd
Median Household Income # 1685 4th
Per Capita Income # 1487 16th

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