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Schellsburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Schellsburg had a population of 334 as of July 1, 2017. Schellsburg 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 Schellsburg is located at latitude 40.0482 and longitude -78.6434 in Bedford County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Schellsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bedford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,260 feet.

The Borough of Schellsburg (GNIS ID: 1214906) 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 Schellsburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Schellsburg: Schellburg, Shellburg.

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Schellsburg, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 334
Daytime Population: Workers 59
Daytime Population: Residents 175
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 234
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 332
Population in Familes 276
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,317
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $47,384
Average Household Income $61,252
Per Capita Income $25,860


Total Housing Units 155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 112 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $187,939


Total Households 139
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 98
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 -0.16% -0.36%
Households 0.0% -0.44%
Families 0.72% -0.41%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Schellsburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Schellsburg 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 # 1479 16th
Population Density # 919 48th
Diversity Index # 1699 4th
Median Household Income # 1094 38th
Per Capita Income # 905 49th

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