Gratz, Pennsylvania

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Gratz, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Gratz Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Gratz Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Gratz, Pennsylvania

Comparing Gratz 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
Median Family Income 7 7
People Above Poverty 4 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 5
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Housing Recently Built 3 8

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Gratz Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles NW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County Dauphin
Metro Area Harrisburg - Lebanon - Carlisle
Standard Zip Codes 17030
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.611
Longitude -76.718

Gratz Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Distance 38.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
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Gratz Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 676 100%
Male 344 50.9%
Female 332 49.1%
Under 18 129 19.1%
18+ 547 80.9%
65+ 148 21.9%
Median Age 42.3
Average Family Size 2.81
White 673 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.2%

Estimated Gratz Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 661
Growth -15
Growth % -2.2%

Gratz 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 68%
Pennsylvania German 7.1%
English 6.4%
US/American 6.2%
French (except Basque) 3%
Dutch 2.6%
Swiss 2.1%
Polish 1.1%
Irish 0.9%
Russian 0.8%
European 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gratz 676 $46,063
Berrysburg 354 $42,250
Elizabethville 1,344 $40,625
Lykens 1,937 $40,909
Pillow 304 $41,000
Tower City 1,396 $39,219
Williamstown 1,433 $36,548
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