Colwyn, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Colwyn, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Colwyn had a population of 2,726 as of July 1, 2018. Colwyn 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 Colwyn is located at latitude 39.9118 and longitude -75.2531 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Colwyn (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Borough of Colwyn (GNIS ID: 1215179) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Colwyn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Colwyn, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,726
Population in Households 2,726
Population in Familes 2,329
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 10,546
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $50,419
Average Household Income $59,620
Per Capita Income $18,896


Total Housing Units 941 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 512 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 352 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $107,099
Average Home Value $160,254


Total Households 864
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 619
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.83% 0.49%
Households 0.58% 0.34%
Families 0.44% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Colwyn, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colwyn 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 # 493 72nd
Population Density # 9 100th
Diversity Index # 321 82nd
Median Household Income # 998 43rd
Per Capita Income # 1702 3rd

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