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Garrett, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Garrett had a population of 425 as of July 1, 2018. Garrett ranks in the lower 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 Garrett is located at latitude 39.8644 and longitude -79.0618 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Garrett (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,919 feet.

The Borough of Garrett (GNIS ID: 1215587) 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 Garrett population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Garrett, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 425
Population in Households 425
Population in Familes 364
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 840
Diversity Index3 1


Median Household Income $36,419
Average Household Income $49,965
Per Capita Income $19,612


Total Housing Units 194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 145 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $78,070
Average Home Value $95,486


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 124
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 -0.85% -0.96%
Households -0.7% -0.85%
Families -0.48% -0.99%
Median Household Income   4.5%
Per Capita Income   3.78%

Garrett, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garrett to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1390 21st
Population Density # 1150 35th
Diversity Index # 1742 1st
Median Household Income # 1620 8th
Per Capita Income # 1668 5th

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