South Coatesville, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Coatesville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of South Coatesville had a population of 1,361 as of July 1, 2017. South Coatesville ranks in the upper 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 South Coatesville is located at latitude 39.9717 and longitude -75.8118 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of South Coatesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Chester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 371 feet.

The Borough of South Coatesville (GNIS ID: 1215077) 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 South Coatesville 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 South Coatesville: Boxtown.

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South Coatesville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,361
Daytime Population: Workers 2,094
Daytime Population: Residents 734
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,828
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.08
Population in Households 1,361
Population in Familes 1,070
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 784
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $55,495
Average Household Income $69,652
Per Capita Income $26,071


Total Housing Units 575 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 268 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 255 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $183,456
Average Home Value $184,925


Total Households 523
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 341
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 0.6% 0.65%
Households 0.59% 0.64%
Families 0.62% 0.52%
Median Household Income   3.47%
Per Capita Income   3.38%

South Coatesville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Coatesville 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 # 820 53rd
Population Density # 1179 33rd
Diversity Index # 23 99th
Median Household Income # 641 64th
Per Capita Income # 882 50th

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