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Ambler, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ambler had a population of 6,362 as of July 1, 2017. Ambler 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 Ambler is located at latitude 40.1564 and longitude -75.2215 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ambler (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 217 feet.

The Borough of Ambler (GNIS ID: 1215463) 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 Ambler population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 6,362
Daytime Population: Workers 3,283
Daytime Population: Residents 2,931
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,214
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 6,191
Population in Familes 4,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 171
Population Density2 7,465
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $60,922
Average Household Income $78,219
Per Capita Income $32,064


Total Housing Units 2,789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,311 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,249 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $261,004
Average Home Value $280,854


Total Households 2,560
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,483
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 -0.12% 0.03%
Households -0.23% -0.04%
Families -0.38% -0.12%
Median Household Income   3.45%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Ambler, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ambler 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 # 189 89th
Population Density # 41 98th
Diversity Index # 91 95th
Median Household Income # 418 76th
Per Capita Income # 379 79th

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