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Garrett, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Garrett had a population of 443 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 443
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 223
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 252
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 443
Population in Familes 381
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 876
Diversity Index3 1


Median Household Income $38,165
Average Household Income $47,638
Per Capita Income $18,584


Total Housing Units 205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $77,586
Average Home Value $94,014


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 129
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 -0.4% -0.78%
Households -0.24% -0.7%
Families 0.0% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

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, 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 # 1374 22nd
Population Density # 1141 35th
Diversity Index # 1748 1st
Median Household Income # 1530 13th
Per Capita Income # 1701 4th

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