Red Lion, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Red Lion, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Red Lion had a population of 6,422 as of July 1, 2017. Red Lion ranks in the upper 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 Red Lion is located at latitude 39.8986 and longitude -76.6077 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Red Lion (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 919 feet.

The Borough of Red Lion (GNIS ID: 1215759) 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 Red Lion 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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Red Lion, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,422
Daytime Population: Workers 1,760
Daytime Population: Residents 3,311
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,071
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 6,413
Population in Familes 4,901
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 4,893
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $50,692
Average Household Income $60,626
Per Capita Income $24,623


Total Housing Units 2,839 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,418 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,187 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 234 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $143,520
Average Home Value $167,172


Total Households 2,605
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,640
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 0.11% 0.19%
Households 0.02% 0.15%
Families -0.13% 0.06%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Red Lion, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Red Lion 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 # 185 90th
Population Density # 153 91st
Diversity Index # 634 64th
Median Household Income # 932 47th
Per Capita Income # 1083 39th

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