Park Crest, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Park Crest, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Park Crest Census Designated Place had a population of 539 as of July 1, 2020. Park Crest 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 Park Crest is located at latitude 40.8168 and longitude -76.0471 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Park Crest Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,122 feet.

The Park Crest Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584496) 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 Park Crest Census Designated Place is located within Township of Rush, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schuylkill County.


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


Total Population 539 (100%)
Population in Households 333 (61.8%)
Population in Families 275 (51.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 206 (38.2%)
Population Density 758
Diversity Index2 62


Median Household Income $63,015
Average Household Income $81,998
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $21,931
Wealth Index5 93


Total HU (Housing Units) 256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (82.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $168,023
Average Home Value $175,587
Housing Affordability Index3 231


Total Households 237
Average Household Size 1.41
Family Households 169
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.05% -0.22%
Households 0.12% -0.25%
Families 0.23% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.19%


Park Crest, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Park Crest 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 # 1279 27th
Population Density # 1199 32nd
Median Household Income # 535 70th
Housing Affordability Index # 1196 68th
Per Capita Income # 1587 10th
Diversity Index # 63 96th

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