Snow Shoe, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Snow Shoe, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Snow Shoe had a population of 789 as of July 1, 2017. Snow Shoe 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 Snow Shoe is located at latitude 41.0276 and longitude -77.9499 in Centre County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Snow Shoe (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Centre County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,552 feet.

The Borough of Snow Shoe (GNIS ID: 1215061) 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 Snow Shoe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Snow Shoe: Snow Shoe Camp, Snow Shoe City.

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Snow Shoe, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 789
Daytime Population: Workers 115
Daytime Population: Residents 398
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 513
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 789
Population in Familes 673
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,340
Diversity Index3 2


Median Household Income $50,773
Average Household Income $59,964
Per Capita Income $22,724


Total Housing Units 344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 246 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $121,269
Average Home Value $135,366


Total Households 299
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 221
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 0.43% 0.5%
Households 0.42% 0.53%
Families 0.32% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Snow Shoe, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Snow Shoe 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 # 1084 39th
Population Density # 916 48th
Diversity Index # 1743 1st
Median Household Income # 928 47th
Per Capita Income # 1360 23rd

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