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Chalfont, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Chalfont had a population of 3,989 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Chalfont is located at latitude 40.289 and longitude -75.2096 in Bucks County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Chalfont (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Bucks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 282 feet.

The Borough of Chalfont (GNIS ID: 1214963) 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 Chalfont 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 Chalfont: Barndtsville, Butlers Mill, Whitehallville.

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


Total Population 3,989
Daytime Population: Workers 1,100
Daytime Population: Residents 1,753
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,853
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 3,942
Population in Familes 3,408
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density2 2,465
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $98,128
Average Household Income $113,525
Per Capita Income $42,037


Total Housing Units 1,556 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,230 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 238 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $354,953
Average Home Value $365,142


Total Households 1,468
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,086
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 -0.07% 0.05%
Households -0.01% 0.1%
Families -0.1% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Chalfont, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chalfont 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 # 343 80th
Population Density # 544 69th
Diversity Index # 631 64th
Median Household Income # 53 97th
Per Capita Income # 112 94th

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