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Glenside, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Glenside Census Designated Place had a population of 8,649 as of July 1, 2020. Glenside 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 Glenside is located at latitude 40.1023 and longitude -75.1521 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Glenside Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 262 feet.

The Glenside Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389854) 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 Glenside Census Designated Place is located within Township of Abington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.


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Glenside, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,649 (100%)
Population in Households 8,164 (94.4%)
Population in Families 6,310 (73.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 485 ( 5.6%)
Population Density 6,754
Diversity Index2 34
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $97,930
Average Household Income $121,937
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $44,395
Wealth Index5 134
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 3,252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,046 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,081 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $286,172
Average Home Value $307,295
Housing Affordability Index3 170
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,127
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,987
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.3% 0.18%
Households 0.25% 0.16%
Families 0.42% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
Owner Occupied HU   0.12%

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Glenside, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glenside to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 116 93rd
Population Density # 60 97th
Median Household Income # 80 96th
Housing Affordability Index # 461 26th
Per Capita Income # 131 93rd
Diversity Index # 295 83rd

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