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Zion, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Zion Census Designated Place had a population of 2,153 as of July 1, 2017. Zion 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 Zion is located at latitude 40.9168 and longitude -77.6908 in Centre County. The formal boundaries for the Zion Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Centre County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The Zion Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390556) 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 Zion Census Designated Place is located within Township of Walker, a minor civil division (MCD) of Centre County.

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


Total Population 2,153
Daytime Population: Workers 137
Daytime Population: Residents 887
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,024
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.48
Population in Households 2,149
Population in Familes 1,887
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 747
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $75,658
Average Household Income $86,416
Per Capita Income $33,200


Total Housing Units 875 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 748 (85.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $203,198
Average Home Value $218,115


Total Households 824
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 645
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 0.81% 0.84%
Households 0.83% 0.86%
Families 0.84% 0.82%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Zion, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Zion 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 # 604 66th
Population Density # 1203 32nd
Diversity Index # 1324 25th
Median Household Income # 177 90th
Per Capita Income # 324 82nd

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