Christiana, Pennsylvania

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Christiana, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Christiana strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Christiana People in Middle Class or Better
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 17% Christiana Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Christiana, Pennsylvania

Comparing Christiana to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Racial Diversity 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 8
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
People Living Alone 3 2
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Housing Recently Built 1 4

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Christiana Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles E of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles W of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Metro Area Lancaster
Standard Zip Codes 17509
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.954
Longitude -75.997

Christiana Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
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Christiana Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,124 100%
Male 517 46%
Female 607 54%
Under 18 256 22.8%
18+ 868 77.2%
65+ 257 22.9%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 3
White 1,080 96.1%
African-American 21 1.9%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 18 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 45 4%

Estimated Christiana Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,091
Growth -33
Growth % -2.9%

Christiana Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.8%
Irish 14.6%
English 13.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.2%
US/American 9.5%
Italian 6%
Polish 3.3%
Welsh 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Scottish 1.5%
Dutch 1.4%
Swiss 1.2%
European 1%
Hungarian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Christiana, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Andrews Bridge (17509)
Bartville (17509)
Cooperville (17509)
Ninepoints (17509)
Smyrna (17509)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Christiana 1,124 $50,583
Atglen 1,217 $52,500
Coatesville 10,838 $36,375
Modena 610 $34,000
Parkesburg 3,373 $55,726
Quarryville 1,994 $44,000
Strasburg 2,800 $56,829

Christiana Public Libraries

Moores Memorial Library
Christiana, Pennsylvania
(610) 593-6683

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