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Halifax, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Halifax had a population of 860 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Halifax is located at latitude 40.4681 and longitude -76.9319 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Halifax encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 407 feet.

The Borough of Halifax (GNIS ID: 1215161) 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.


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Halifax, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Halifax, PA Housing Affordability Index is 180
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Halifax, PA Wealth Index is 49
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 860 (100%)
Population in Households 860 (100.0%)
Population in Families 675 (78.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,563
Diversity Index2 17
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,832
Average Household Income $60,869
Per Capita Income $24,273
Wealth Index4 49

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $136,644
Housing Affordability Index3 180
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 358
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 233
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.24% 0.23%
Households 0.24% 0.22%
Families 0.48% 0.09%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   3.37%

Halifax, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Halifax to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1047 41st
Population Density # 524 70th
Diversity Index # 725 59th
Median Household Income # 1117 37th
Per Capita Income # 1326 25th

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