Coplay, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Coplay, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Coplay had a population of 3,243 as of July 1, 2017. Coplay ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Coplay is located at latitude 40.6707 and longitude -75.4955 in Lehigh County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Coplay (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lehigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 407 feet.

The Borough of Coplay (GNIS ID: 1215375) 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 Coplay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Coplay: Copley, Lehigh Valley, Schrieber, Schriebers.

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


Total Population 3,243
Daytime Population: Workers 472
Daytime Population: Residents 1,596
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,068
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 3,235
Population in Familes 2,486
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 5,314
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $48,191
Average Household Income $58,877
Per Capita Income $26,089


Total Housing Units 1,513 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 997 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 437 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $166,948
Average Home Value $166,424


Total Households 1,434
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 885
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 0.22% 0.34%
Households 0.12% 0.24%
Families -0.05% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Coplay, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coplay 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 # 425 76th
Population Density # 115 94th
Diversity Index # 241 86th
Median Household Income # 1050 40th
Per Capita Income # 881 50th

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