North East, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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North East, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of North East had a population of 4,102 as of July 1, 2018. North East ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North East is located at latitude 42.2156 and longitude -79.8342 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of North East encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The Borough of North East (GNIS ID: 1215216) 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 North East: Northeast.

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


Total Population 4,102
Population in Households 4,024
Population in Familes 3,165
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 3,148
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $46,831
Average Household Income $59,756
Per Capita Income $24,454


Total Housing Units 1,820 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 924 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 726 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $126,873
Average Home Value $133,631


Total Households 1,650
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,041
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 -0.55% -0.49%
Households -0.5% -0.45%
Families -0.69% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

North East, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North East 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 # 333 81st
Population Density # 391 78th
Diversity Index # 900 49th
Median Household Income # 1168 34th
Per Capita Income # 1199 32nd

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