Chest Springs, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chest Springs, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Chest Springs had a population of 151 as of July 1, 2017. Chest Springs 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 Chest Springs is located at latitude 40.5781 and longitude -78.6105 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Chest Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,988 feet.

The Borough of Chest Springs (GNIS ID: 1215013) 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 Chest Springs 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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Chest Springs, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 151
Daytime Population: Workers 9
Daytime Population: Residents 116
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 125
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 93
Population in Familes 81
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density2 783
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $66,172
Average Household Income $80,257
Per Capita Income $26,742


Total Housing Units 73 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $173,214
Average Home Value $183,772


Total Households 64
Average Household Size 1.45
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.18% 0.0%
Households 0.44% 0.0%
Families 2.91% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.4%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Chest Springs, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chest Springs 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 # 1681 5th
Population Density # 1180 33rd
Diversity Index # 68 96th
Median Household Income # 297 83rd
Per Capita Income # 822 53rd

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