Geistown, PA Profile: Facts & Data

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Geistown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Geistown had a population of 2,340 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Geistown is located at latitude 40.2909 and longitude -78.8689 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Geistown 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.


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Geistown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Geistown, PA Housing Affordability Index is 233
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Geistown, PA Wealth Index is 70
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,340
Population in Households 2,334
Population in Familes 1,853
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density 2,208
Diversity Index1 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,040
Average Household Income $70,171
Per Capita Income $32,181
Wealth Index3 70

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 836 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 237 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $126,527
Housing Affordability Index2 233
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,073
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 679
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.57% -0.64%
Households -0.41% -0.57%
Families -0.6% -0.69%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Geistown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Geistown to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 565 68th
Population Density # 621 65th
Diversity Index # 1225 30th
Median Household Income # 780 56th
Per Capita Income # 496 72nd

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