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Railroad, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Railroad had a population of 296 as of July 1, 2017. Railroad ranks in the lower 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 Railroad is located at latitude 39.7596 and longitude -76.6961 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Railroad (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 745 feet.

The Borough of Railroad (GNIS ID: 1215758) 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 Railroad 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 Railroad: Rail Road.

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


Total Population 296
Daytime Population: Workers 48
Daytime Population: Residents 130
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 178
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 295
Population in Familes 245
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 464
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $59,440
Average Household Income $74,067
Per Capita Income $29,445


Total Housing Units 128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $214,844
Average Home Value $217,582


Total Households 122
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 85
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 0.87% 0.86%
Households 0.82% 0.81%
Families 1.56% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Railroad, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Railroad 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 # 1518 14th
Population Density # 1437 19th
Diversity Index # 794 55th
Median Household Income # 467 74th
Per Capita Income # 562 68th

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