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Population & Demographics

Since the last census data, Cumberland County has seen an increase in population to approximately 243,764 in 2014, which has taken the county from a fourth class county to a third class county. Cumberland Valley offers a low-cost of living, access to large metropolitan lifestyles, and exceptional educational systems that provide for a highly functioning workforce. Find infographics for labor force, demographics, housing, consumer spending and wages at the county and community level on our site selection tool.

Cumberland County Population

Year Population
1990 195,257
2000 213,674
2010 235,406
Change 2000-2010 +10.2%

Largest Townships 2010 Census

Township Population
Hampden Township 28,044
Carlisle Borough (County Seat) 18,682
East Pennsboro Township 18,254
Lower Allen Township 17,437
Silver Spring Township 10,592

Household Income 2010-2014

Households Amount
Total Households 95,835
Less than $35,000 26%
Between $35,000 & $75,000 34.3%
Change 2000-2010 38.8%

Median Household Income

Year Amount
2000 $46,766
2010 $52,371

Median Age

Year Age
2000 38.1
2014 40.7

Age Distribution 2011

Age Group 2000 2011
Under 25 32.6% 30.4%
25-44 28.5% 25.2%
45-64 24.1% 27.4%
65+ 14.8% 17%

Sources: PA Department of Labor & Industry and U.S. Census Bureau 2014 & 2010-2014 Estimatesdiversity-chart

 

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