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Lower Allen, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Lower Allen Census Designated Place had a population of 7,144 as of July 1, 2020. Lower Allen ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Lower Allen is located at latitude 40.2265 and longitude -76.9005 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Lower Allen Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 384 feet.

The Lower Allen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390095) 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 Lower Allen Census Designated Place is located within Township of Lower Allen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.


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


Total Population 7,144 (100%)
Population in Households 7,140 (99.9%)
Population in Families 5,263 (73.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 3,252
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $70,533
Average Household Income $91,954
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $43,116
Wealth Index5 116


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,235 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,115 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $181,737
Average Home Value $203,857
Housing Affordability Index3 198


Total Households 3,350
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 1,890
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 0.64% 0.63%
Households 0.72% 0.67%
Families 0.42% 0.45%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
Owner Occupied HU   0.38%


Lower Allen, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lower Allen 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 # 157 91st
Population Density # 365 79th
Median Household Income # 362 80th
Housing Affordability Index # 824 47th
Per Capita Income # 143 92nd
Diversity Index # 338 81st

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