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Halfway House, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Halfway House Census Designated Place had a population of 2,963 as of July 1, 2020. Halfway House 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 Halfway House is located at latitude 40.282 and longitude -75.6432 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Halfway House Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 384 feet.

The Halfway House Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389891) 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 Halfway House Census Designated Place is located within Township of Upper Pottsgrove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.


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


Total Population 2,963 (100%)
Population in Households 2,963 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,614 (88.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,447
Diversity Index2 33


Median Household Income $102,359
Average Household Income $115,438
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $40,094
Wealth Index5 131


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 933 (84.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $229,703
Average Home Value $244,620
Housing Affordability Index3 210


Total Households 1,050
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 825
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.27% 0.5%
Households 0.33% 0.49%
Families 0.44% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
Owner Occupied HU   0.47%


Halfway House, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Halfway House 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 # 457 74th
Population Density # 857 51st
Median Household Income # 65 96th
Housing Affordability Index # 964 55th
Per Capita Income # 213 88th
Diversity Index # 314 82nd

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