Hereford, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hereford, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Hereford Census Designated Place had a population of 954 as of July 1, 2017. Hereford ranks in 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 Hereford is located at latitude 40.4509 and longitude -75.5504 in Berks County. The formal boundaries for the Hereford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 453 feet.

The Hereford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631276) 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 Hereford Census Designated Place is located within Township of Hereford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berks County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hereford 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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Hereford, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 954
Daytime Population: Workers 209
Daytime Population: Residents 582
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 791
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 954
Population in Familes 787
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 940
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $57,838
Average Household Income $83,429
Per Capita Income $34,798


Total Housing Units 443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 385 (86.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 ( 7.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $279,070
Average Home Value $309,635


Total Households 419
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 295
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 0.35% 0.35%
Households 0.3% 0.33%
Families 1.28% 0.27%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

Hereford, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hereford 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 # 1003 43rd
Population Density # 1107 37th
Diversity Index # 424 76th
Median Household Income # 535 70th
Per Capita Income # 244 86th

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