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Mertztown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Mertztown Census Designated Place had a population of 663 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Mertztown is located at latitude 40.5017 and longitude -75.6646 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mertztown 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 Mertztown: Mertz Town.

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


Total Population 663
Daytime Population: Workers 135
Daytime Population: Residents 256
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 391
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 663
Population in Familes 561
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 627
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $60,949
Average Household Income $71,813
Per Capita Income $27,971


Total Housing Units 289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $204,730
Average Home Value $205,381


Total Households 268
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 200
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 -0.02% 0.09%
Households -0.05% 0.0%
Families 1.62% -0.1%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

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, 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 # 1171 34th
Population Density # 1303 26th
Diversity Index # 926 48th
Median Household Income # 417 76th
Per Capita Income # 679 62nd

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