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Trappe, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Trappe had a population of 3,598 as of July 1, 2017. Trappe 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 Trappe is located at latitude 40.1991 and longitude -75.4754 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Trappe (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

The Borough of Trappe (GNIS ID: 1215484) 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 Trappe 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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Trappe, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,598
Daytime Population: Workers 1,600
Daytime Population: Residents 1,634
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,234
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 3,598
Population in Familes 3,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,746
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $82,779
Average Household Income $106,844
Per Capita Income $40,772


Total Housing Units 1,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,086 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 287 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $282,889
Average Home Value $337,891


Total Households 1,373
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 986
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 0.35% 0.4%
Households 0.2% 0.29%
Families 0.1% 0.22%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Trappe, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trappe 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 # 383 78th
Population Density # 767 57th
Diversity Index # 327 81st
Median Household Income # 110 94th
Per Capita Income # 130 93rd

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