Fountain Hill, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Borough of Fountain Hill had a population of 4,610 as of July 1, 2017. Fountain Hill 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 Fountain Hill is located at latitude 40.6028 and longitude -75.3961 in Lehigh County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Fountain Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lehigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 374 feet.

The Borough of Fountain Hill (GNIS ID: 1215377) 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 Fountain Hill 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 Fountain Hill: Oppeldtsville, Oppeltsville, Wyandotte Hill.

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


Total Population 4,610
Daytime Population: Workers 19,637
Daytime Population: Residents 2,366
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,003
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 4.77
Population in Households 4,393
Population in Familes 3,176
Population in Group Qrtrs 217
Population Density2 6,269
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $45,359
Average Household Income $60,151
Per Capita Income $25,628


Total Housing Units 2,010 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,145 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 740 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $151,803
Average Home Value $163,734


Total Households 1,885
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,030
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 0.04% 0.21%
Households -0.07% 0.08%
Families -0.25% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Fountain Hill, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain Hill 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 # 288 84th
Population Density # 79 96th
Diversity Index # 34 98th
Median Household Income # 1188 33rd
Per Capita Income # 938 47th

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