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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Willow Grove Census Designated Place had a population of 15,913 as of July 1, 2019. Willow Grove 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 Willow Grove is located at latitude 40.144 and longitude -75.1157 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Willow Grove Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 269 feet.

The Willow Grove Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390519) 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 Willow Grove Census Designated Place is located within Township of Upper Moreland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.


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Willow Grove, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Willow Grove, PA Housing Affordability Index is 123
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Willow Grove, PA Wealth Index is 94
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 15,913
Population in Households 15,668
Population in Familes 12,556
Population in Group Qrtrs 245
Population Density 4,348
Diversity Index1 40
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $72,870
Average Household Income $90,590
Per Capita Income $36,486
Wealth Index3 94

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,719 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,142 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,260 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 317 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $262,448
Housing Affordability Index2 123
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,402
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 4,089
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.13% 0.94%
Households 0.05% 0.81%
Families -0.04% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Willow Grove, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willow Grove to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 42 98th
Population Density # 200 89th
Diversity Index # 202 89th
Median Household Income # 306 83rd
Per Capita Income # 286 84th

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