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Progress, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Progress Census Designated Place had a population of 9,860 as of July 1, 2017. Progress 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 Progress is located at latitude 40.2904 and longitude -76.8382 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Progress Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 495 feet.

The Progress Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389711) 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 Progress Census Designated Place is located within Township of Susquehanna, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dauphin County.

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


Total Population 9,860
Daytime Population: Workers 3,128
Daytime Population: Residents 4,413
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,541
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 9,842
Population in Familes 7,249
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 3,521
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $55,377
Average Household Income $67,484
Per Capita Income $30,526


Total Housing Units 4,638 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,451 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,907 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 280 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $159,315
Average Home Value $160,226


Total Households 4,358
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 2,462
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 0.13% 0.17%
Households 0.07% 0.15%
Families -0.42% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Progress, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Progress 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 # 91 95th
Population Density # 318 82nd
Diversity Index # 38 98th
Median Household Income # 650 63rd
Per Capita Income # 482 73rd

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