Olyphant, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Olyphant, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Olyphant had a population of 5,398 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Olyphant is located at latitude 41.4515 and longitude -75.5756 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Olyphant (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 778 feet.

The Borough of Olyphant (GNIS ID: 1215327) 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 Olyphant population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 5,398
Population in Households 5,396
Population in Familes 4,051
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 993
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $48,212
Average Household Income $60,524
Per Capita Income $27,198


Total Housing Units 2,655 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,481 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 944 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $148,425
Average Home Value $180,959


Total Households 2,425
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,393
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.57% 0.46%
Households 0.52% 0.41%
Families 0.32% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Olyphant, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olyphant 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 # 233 87th
Population Density # 1074 39th
Diversity Index # 562 68th
Median Household Income # 1103 37th
Per Capita Income # 829 53rd

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