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Christiana, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Christiana had a population of 1,176 as of July 1, 2017. Christiana ranks in the upper 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 Christiana is located at latitude 39.9545 and longitude -75.9973 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Christiana (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 476 feet.

The Borough of Christiana (GNIS ID: 1215333) 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 Christiana 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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Christiana, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,176
Daytime Population: Workers 365
Daytime Population: Residents 697
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,062
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 1,096
Population in Familes 967
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 2,230
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $64,778
Average Household Income $88,780
Per Capita Income $29,026


Total Housing Units 398 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 262 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $233,673
Average Home Value $265,458


Total Households 376
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 298
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 0.09% 0.07%
Households -0.11% 0.05%
Families 0.76% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Christiana, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Christiana 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 # 897 49th
Population Density # 620 65th
Diversity Index # 389 78th
Median Household Income # 318 82nd
Per Capita Income # 600 66th

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