Demographic data is indispensable in developing an understanding of different communities.
HOW TO FIND:
- PROFILES WITH DEMOGRAPHIC DATA including population, housing, households and income can quickly be found by browsing or searching different sections of the Pennsylvania Gazetteer. See
- A RANKED LIST of Pennsylvania cities & towns, Counties, or ZIP Codes, is easly to obtained using the Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.
This Explore a Pennsylvania Address tool is very popular, so you'll find it availiable in various sections of the site.
Boundary Maps for Administrative Unites such as:
Boundary Maps for County Subdivisions and Census Geographical Units:
- Neighborhood/Block Group (BG) - The BG is smallest geographic unit for which the Census Bureau publishes demographic data such as household income, home values, the number of homes that are owner occupied, renter occupied or vacant. Typically, a BG contains between 600 and 3,000 people.
- Census Tracts are small, relatively permanent statistical subdivisions of a county or equivalent entity. The primary purpose of census tracts is to provide a stable set of geographic units for the presentation of statistical data and generally have a population size between 1,200 and 8,000 people, with an optimum size of 4,000 people. Census tract boundaries generally follow visible and identifiable features.
- County Subdivisions (CDs) can be either legal or statistical. Twentynine states have legal entities that are Minor Civil Disisions (MSDs) and are the primairy governmental or administratitive divisions of a county or it's equivalent. In those states without MCDs, Census County Divisone (CCDs) are delineated by the Census Bureau with state, tribal, and local officials for statistical purposes.
- Census Designated Places (CDPs) are the statistical counterparts of incorporated places. They have defined boundaries and are delineated to provide data for settled concentrations of population that are identifiable by name but are not legally incorporated and have no legal status.
TO SEE ALL OF THE BOUNDARY MAPS THAT APPLY TO A SPECIFIC LOCATION, use the form in the
Explore a Pennsylvania Address section above.
This gazetteer tracks the 40 types of Pennsylvania physical, cultural and historic features such as lakes, islands, bays, airports, harbors, hosptials, etc., recorded in the Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) maintained by US Geological Survey (USGS).
The Schools Section of this gazetteer has information for public and private schools, school districts, and school attendance zone boundary maps.
- Find Schools by Name
- Find Schools by City
- Find Schools by ZIP Code
- Find Schools by County
- INPUT AN ADDRESS into the form in the Explore a Pennsylvania Address section above and you'll find the school zones that apply to that address.
Each school profile has contact information for the school and school district, the number of students, teachers and the student-teacher ratio, the lowest and highest grade in the school and the number of students by grade level.