Geistown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Geistown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Geistown had a population of 2,381 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Geistown is located at latitude 40.2936 and longitude -78.8726 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Geistown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,890 feet.

The Borough of Geistown (GNIS ID: 1215023) 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 Geistown 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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Geistown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,381
Daytime Population: Workers 1,041
Daytime Population: Residents 1,288
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,329
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 2,375
Population in Familes 1,895
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 2,247
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $49,280
Average Household Income $65,149
Per Capita Income $29,743


Total Housing Units 1,184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 784 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 301 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $118,067
Average Home Value $138,489


Total Households 1,085
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 693
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 -0.49% -0.69%
Households -0.38% -0.6%
Families -0.49% -0.67%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Geistown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Geistown 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 # 561 68th
Population Density # 615 65th
Diversity Index # 1218 31st
Median Household Income # 1012 43rd
Per Capita Income # 540 69th

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