Halifax, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Halifax, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Halifax had a population of 856 as of July 1, 2018.

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 (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 856
Population in Households 856
Population in Familes 670
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,551
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $42,384
Average Household Income $54,510
Per Capita Income $21,531


Total Housing Units 394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 196 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 159 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $114,754
Average Home Value $128,954


Total Households 355
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 233
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.21% 0.23%
Households 0.17% 0.17%
Families 0.53% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Halifax, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Halifax to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1050 41st
Population Density # 527 70th
Diversity Index # 708 60th
Median Household Income # 1381 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1537 13th

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