Olyphant, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Olyphant, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Olyphant had a population of 5,397 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 5,397
Daytime Population: Workers 3,005
Daytime Population: Residents 2,983
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,988
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 5,395
Population in Familes 4,084
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 993
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $50,488
Average Household Income $62,968
Per Capita Income $28,266


Total Housing Units 2,580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,503 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 919 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $146,900
Average Home Value $179,059


Total Households 2,422
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,401
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 0.65% 0.49%
Households 0.57% 0.43%
Families 0.44% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

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, 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 # 235 87th
Population Density # 1077 39th
Diversity Index # 576 67th
Median Household Income # 948 46th
Per Capita Income # 652 63rd

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