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Mont Alto, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Mont Alto had a population of 1,889 as of July 1, 2020. Mont Alto 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 Mont Alto is located at latitude 39.8443 and longitude -77.5583 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Mont Alto encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 850 feet.

The Borough of Mont Alto (GNIS ID: 1215246) 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 Mont Alto: Mount Alto.

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Mont Alto, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,889 (100%)
Population in Households 1,700 (90.0%)
Population in Families 1,405 (74.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 189 (10.0%)
Population Density 3,358
Diversity Index2 22
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,721
Average Household Income $73,258
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $26,181
Wealth Index5 71
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 727 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 479 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $156,657
Average Home Value $166,580
Housing Affordability Index3 246
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 671
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 483
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.09% 0.88%
Households 1.28% 1.02%
Families 1.19% 1.01%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
Owner Occupied HU   0.78%

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Mont Alto, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mont Alto 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 # 665 62nd
Population Density # 340 81st
Median Household Income # 577 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 1324 75th
Per Capita Income # 1194 32nd
Diversity Index # 577 67th

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