Moshannon, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Moshannon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Moshannon Census Designated Place had a population of 281 as of July 1, 2017. Moshannon ranks in the lower 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 Moshannon is located at latitude 41.0344 and longitude -78.0067 in Centre County. The formal boundaries for the Moshannon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Centre County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,526 feet.

The Moshannon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584489) 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 Moshannon Census Designated Place is located within Township of Snow Shoe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Centre County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moshannon 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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Moshannon, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 281
Daytime Population: Workers 4
Daytime Population: Residents 125
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 129
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.46
Population in Households 281
Population in Familes 234
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 820
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $52,392
Average Household Income $58,377
Per Capita Income $24,356


Total Housing Units 130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $122,581
Average Home Value $148,138


Total Households 119
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 85
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 0.0% 0.07%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.01% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Moshannon, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moshannon 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 # 1534 13th
Population Density # 1163 34th
Diversity Index # 1510 14th
Median Household Income # 824 53rd
Per Capita Income # 1122 36th

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