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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

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The Borough of Lewisburg had a population of 5,754 as of July 1, 2017. Lewisburg 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 Lewisburg is located at latitude 40.9641 and longitude -76.89 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Lewisburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Borough of Lewisburg (GNIS ID: 1215632) 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 Lewisburg 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 Lewisburg: Derrstown.

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


Total Population 5,754
Daytime Population: Workers 2,408
Daytime Population: Residents 3,447
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,855
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 3,819
Population in Familes 2,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,935
Population Density2 5,913
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $41,074
Average Household Income $62,756
Per Capita Income $24,059


Total Housing Units 2,227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 675 (30.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,332 (59.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $167,598
Average Home Value $183,446


Total Households 2,007
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 769
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 -0.09% 0.02%
Households -0.04% 0.02%
Families -0.28% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Lewisburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lewisburg 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 # 215 88th
Population Density # 92 95th
Diversity Index # 289 83rd
Median Household Income # 1392 21st
Per Capita Income # 1168 34th

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