Mertztown, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Mertztown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Mertztown Census Designated Place had a population of 658 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Mertztown is located at latitude 40.5059 and longitude -75.6655 in Berks County. The formal boundaries for the Mertztown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 466 feet.

The Mertztown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631284) 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 Mertztown Census Designated Place is located within Township of Longswamp, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berks County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mertztown: Mertz Town.

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


Total Population 658
Population in Households 658
Population in Familes 554
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 622
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $61,292
Average Household Income $72,008
Per Capita Income $28,048


Total Housing Units 289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 225 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $208,784
Average Home Value $206,778


Total Households 266
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 197
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 -0.11% 0.03%
Households -0.14% -0.08%
Families 1.24% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Mertztown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mertztown 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 # 1179 33rd
Population Density # 1307 26th
Diversity Index # 899 49th
Median Household Income # 450 75th
Per Capita Income # 741 58th

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