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Myerstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Myerstown had a population of 3,066 as of July 1, 2020. Myerstown 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 Myerstown is located at latitude 40.3745 and longitude -76.3027 in Lebanon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Myerstown encompass a land area of 0.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lebanon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 489 feet.

The Borough of Myerstown (GNIS ID: 1215367) 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.


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


Total Population 3,066 (100%)
Population in Households 2,947 (96.1%)
Population in Families 2,303 (75.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 119 ( 3.9%)
Population Density 3,580
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $52,105
Average Household Income $60,526
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $24,564
Wealth Index5 47


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,365 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 638 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 603 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $147,028
Average Home Value $159,835
Housing Affordability Index3 168


Total Households 1,241
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 766
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.01% 0.08%
Households -0.02% 0.08%
Families -0.23% -0.05%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.44%


Myerstown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Myerstown 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 # 442 75th
Population Density # 303 83rd
Median Household Income # 1065 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 448 25th
Per Capita Income # 1386 21st
Diversity Index # 645 63rd

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