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Shade Gap, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Shade Gap had a population of 111 as of July 1, 2017. Shade Gap ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Shade Gap is located at latitude 40.1803 and longitude -77.8662 in Huntingdon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Shade Gap (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Huntingdon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 997 feet.

The Borough of Shade Gap (GNIS ID: 1215279) 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 Shade Gap 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 Shade Gap: Shady Gap.

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


Total Population 111
Daytime Population: Workers 4
Daytime Population: Residents 62
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 66
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 111
Population in Familes 93
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,513
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $52,653
Average Household Income $61,094
Per Capita Income $24,224


Total Housing Units 51 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39 (76.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $160,000
Average Home Value $198,026


Total Households 47
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 33
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 0.77% 0.18%
Households 0.91% 0.0%
Families 1.8% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Shade Gap, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shade Gap 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 # 1720 2nd
Population Density # 320 82nd
Diversity Index # 1651 7th
Median Household Income # 814 54th
Per Capita Income # 1143 35th

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