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Seltzer, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Seltzer Census Designated Place had a population of 380 as of July 1, 2017. Seltzer ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Seltzer is located at latitude 40.6957 and longitude -76.2362 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Seltzer Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 899 feet.

The Seltzer Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390273) 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 Seltzer Census Designated Place is located within Township of Norwegian, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schuylkill County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Seltzer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Seltzer: Seltzer City.

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Seltzer, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 380
Daytime Population: Workers 80
Daytime Population: Residents 228
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 308
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 380
Population in Familes 318
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5,429
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $47,695
Average Household Income $61,765
Per Capita Income $26,680


Total Housing Units 171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $148,148
Average Home Value $185,208


Total Households 161
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 109
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 1.14% 0.31%
Households 1.17% 0.25%
Families -0.37% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Seltzer, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seltzer 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 # 1434 19th
Population Density # 113 94th
Diversity Index # 1095 38th
Median Household Income # 1080 39th
Per Capita Income # 828 53rd

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