Schaefferstown, PA Profile: Facts & Data

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Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Schaefferstown Census Designated Place had a population of 996 as of July 1, 2019. Schaefferstown ranks in the lower 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 Schaefferstown is located at latitude 40.2984 and longitude -76.2944 in Lebanon County. The formal boundaries for the Schaefferstown Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lebanon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 577 feet.

The Schaefferstown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390259) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Schaefferstown Census Designated Place is located within Township of Heidelberg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lebanon County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Schaefferstown: Heidelberg, Shaefferstown.

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Schaefferstown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Schaefferstown, PA Housing Affordability Index is 153
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Schaefferstown, PA Wealth Index is 101
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 996
Population in Households 996
Population in Familes 848
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 371
Diversity Index1 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,879
Average Household Income $84,672
Per Capita Income $31,794
Wealth Index3 101

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $181,534
Housing Affordability Index2 153
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 374
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 273
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.62% 0.61%
Households 0.5% 0.58%
Families 0.36% 0.51%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Schaefferstown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Schaefferstown to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 967 45th
Population Density # 1523 14th
Diversity Index # 735 58th
Median Household Income # 451 74th
Per Capita Income # 523 70th

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