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Orviston, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Orviston Census Designated Place had a population of 96 as of July 1, 2020. Orviston 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 Orviston is located at latitude 41.1065 and longitude -77.7522 in Centre County. The formal boundaries for the Orviston Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Centre County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 843 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Orviston Census Designated Place are located in Centre County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Clinton County.

The Orviston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584495) 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 Orviston Census Designated Place is located within Township of Curtin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Centre County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Orviston: Hayes Run.


Orviston, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 96 (100%)
Population in Households 96 (100.0%)
Population in Families 80 (83.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 896
Diversity Index2 6


Median Household Income $48,554
Average Household Income $63,959
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $25,943
Wealth Index5 67


Total HU (Housing Units) 82 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 4.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (52.4%)
Median Home Value $153,571
Average Home Value $227,143
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 39
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 29
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.1% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.51%
Families 0.7% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Orviston, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orviston to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 1728 2nd
Population Density # 1121 36th
Median Household Income # 1272 28th
Housing Affordability Index # 52 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1217 31st
Diversity Index # 1437 19th

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