Messiah College CDP, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Messiah College CDP, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Messiah College Census Designated Place had a population of 2,168 as of July 1, 2017. Messiah College CDP 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 Messiah College CDP is located at latitude 40.1574 and longitude -76.9821 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Messiah College Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The Messiah College Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633703) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Messiah College Census Designated Place is located within Township of Upper Allen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

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


Total Population 2,168
Daytime Population: Workers 56
Daytime Population: Residents 1,118
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,174
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.54
Population in Households 33
Population in Familes 33
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,135
Population Density2 6,762
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $0
Average Household Income $0
Per Capita Income $9,669


Total Housing Units 5 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4 (80.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Total Households 5
Average Household Size 6.6
Family Households 5
Average Family Size 7
  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 -0.3% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   0.0%

Messiah College CDP, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Messiah College CDP 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 # 601 66th
Population Density # 60 97th
Diversity Index # 426 76th
Median Household Income # 1759 0th
Per Capita Income # 1761 0th

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