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Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Marcus Hook had a population of 2,398 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.8101 and longitude -75.4194 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Marcus Hook (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Marcus Hook population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Marcus Hook, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,398
Daytime Population: Workers 686
Daytime Population: Residents 1,383
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,069
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 2,398
Population in Familes 1,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,159
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $38,449
Average Household Income $52,285
Per Capita Income $19,601


Total Housing Units 1,018 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 410 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 489 (48.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $85,496
Average Home Value $109,390


Total Households 899
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 564
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 0.01% 0.03%
Households -0.12% -0.04%
Families -0.24% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Marcus Hook, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marcus Hook 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 # 558 68th
Population Density # 645 63rd
Diversity Index # 165 91st
Median Household Income # 1517 14th
Per Capita Income # 1632 7th

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