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Greencastle, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Greencastle had a population of 4,118 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Greencastle is located at latitude 39.7907 and longitude -77.7267 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Greencastle (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 584 feet.

The Borough of Greencastle (GNIS ID: 1215244) 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 Greencastle 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 Greencastle: Green Castle.

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


Total Population 4,118
Daytime Population: Workers 1,714
Daytime Population: Residents 2,119
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,833
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 4,118
Population in Familes 3,240
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,594
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $51,136
Average Household Income $75,220
Per Capita Income $32,514


Total Housing Units 1,925 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,000 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 780 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $227,969
Average Home Value $254,675


Total Households 1,780
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,115
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 0.42% 0.44%
Households 0.34% 0.38%
Families 0.2% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   3.22%

Greencastle, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greencastle 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 # 328 81st
Population Density # 515 71st
Diversity Index # 656 63rd
Median Household Income # 904 49th
Per Capita Income # 355 80th

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