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Meshoppen, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Meshoppen had a population of 613 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Meshoppen is located at latitude 41.6142 and longitude -76.0466 in Wyoming County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Meshoppen encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Wyoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 640 feet.

The Borough of Meshoppen (GNIS ID: 1215733) 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.


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


Total Population 613 (100%)
Population in Households 613 (100.0%)
Population in Families 471 (76.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 888
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $52,729
Average Household Income $68,936
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $26,352
Wealth Index5 57


Total HU (Housing Units) 238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $244,161
Housing Affordability Index3 186


Total Households 208
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 132
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.83% 0.16%
Households 0.89% 0.19%
Families 0.3% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
Owner Occupied HU   0.15%


Meshoppen, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meshoppen 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 # 1215 31st
Population Density # 1125 36th
Median Household Income # 1021 42nd
Housing Affordability Index # 668 38th
Per Capita Income # 1174 33rd
Diversity Index # 566 68th

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