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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Mountain Top Census Designated Place had a population of 10,913 as of July 1, 2018. Mountain Top 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 Mountain Top is located at latitude 41.1695 and longitude -75.8774 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Mountain Top Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 15.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,568 feet.

The Mountain Top Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389520) 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 Mountain Top Census Designated Place is located within Township of Fairview, a minor civil division (MCD) of Luzerne County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain Top: Mountaintop.

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Mountain Top, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,913
Population in Households 10,712
Population in Familes 9,413
Population in Group Qrtrs 201
Population Density2 725
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $85,388
Average Household Income $111,609
Per Capita Income $41,873


Total Housing Units 4,321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,568 (82.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 514 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 239 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $226,044
Average Home Value $263,698


Total Households 4,082
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 3,127
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.08% -0.2%
Households -0.08% -0.23%
Families -0.07% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Mountain Top, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Top to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 78 96th
Population Density # 1222 31st
Diversity Index # 444 75th
Median Household Income # 106 94th
Per Capita Income # 136 92nd

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