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Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Marcus Hook had a population of 2,365 as of July 1, 2020. Marcus Hook ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Marcus Hook is located at latitude 39.8193 and longitude -75.4185 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Marcus Hook encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Borough of Marcus Hook (GNIS ID: 1215186) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marcus Hook: Chichester, Maartes Hook, Marreties Hoeck, Marretie's Hook.


Marcus Hook, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,365 (100%)
Population in Households 2,365 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,825 (77.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,134
Diversity Index2 47


Median Household Income $39,226
Average Household Income $51,542
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $19,331
Wealth Index5 37


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,018 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 369 (36.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 518 (50.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $81,594
Average Home Value $116,870
Housing Affordability Index3 178


Total Households 887
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 552
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.13% -0.09%
Households -0.22% -0.14%
Families -0.38% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
Owner Occupied HU   0.16%


Marcus Hook, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marcus Hook to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 559 68th
Population Density # 645 63rd
Median Household Income # 1595 9th
Housing Affordability Index # 557 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1703 3rd
Diversity Index # 163 91st

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