Friday, January 4, 2013

Media, PA by the Numbers - Population Growth (-3.72%)

Per, Media's population has contracted 3.72% over 10 years
If anyone had asked me if the population of Media, PA had increased over the last ten years, I'd have said with out hesitation, YES!  Apparently, I'm wrong.  

Based on statistics, which covers the demographics of each and every town in Pennsylvania, the numbers prove otherwise.  Since 2000, they show the population has decreased by -3.72%.  Now that only works out to be less than 200 people, but interesting none the less.

Some other interesting facts:  

  • Media is often compared to West Chester who has a population of 18,461, which is over 3 times as many people as our borough.  West Chester  has a land size of 1.85 sq mi., which is double that of Media (0.76) sq mi.
  • With a rank of 49th in the state, the borough has a density of 6,986.77/sq mile. West Chester ranks 10th with 9,998.26/sq mi.  West Chester had an increase in population by 3.36%
Information via
Media is located in southeast Pennsylvania. Media is part of Delaware County. Media has 0.76 square miles of land area and 0.00 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Media population is 5,327, which has shrunk 3.72% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 3.43% and is much lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. Media median household income is $56,472 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 32.24% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 22.89% and is much higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. Media median house value is $263,100 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 89.96% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 70.62% and is much higher than the national average rate of 50.42%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Media is much better than the state average in quality. The Media area codes are 484, 610

Population5,327 (2010), rank #239
Population Growth-3.72% since 2000, rank #743
Population Density:6,986.77/sq mi, rank #49
Median Household Income:$56,472 at 2006-2010—32.24% increase since 2000, rank #420
Median House Price:$263,100 at 2006-2010—89.96% increase since 2000, rank #103
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:0.76 sq mi, rank #1089
Water Area:0.00 sq mi (0.42%), rank #761
Area:Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
County:Delaware County
School District:, rank #216
Area Code:484, 610
Zip Code:19063 19065 19091
Accomodations:Media Hotels


  1. I see from your link that Centralia is down to a population of 10. Those are some stubborn holdouts for a town that still burns underground!

  2. Did the report say anything about the growing dog and cat population?400 block of W.Jefferson stinks to high heaven because of too many pets....pewwwww.

  3. What if any part of West Chester University is within the boundaries of West Chester Borough? Students tend to live in multi-family units and that would increase the WC population density as compared to Media Borough.

    That median house price data compared to median household income data is disheartening for the middle class family who wants a nice quality of life in Media Borough. "Everybody's Hometown" indeed...

    1. Not "Everbody's Hometown" anymore. If I wasn't here for decades, I couldn't afford the Real Estate prices in 2013.
      My son can't afford to move back, though he wants to.

    2. Media Borough hasn't been "Everybody's Hometown" in quite some time.

  4. Ted thanks for posting this data. Very interesting.

  5. Media's population has been declining since the 1970s.

    1970 6,444
    1980 6,119
    1990 5,957
    2000 5,533
    2010 5,327

    1. @ Anonymous

      Interesting. Where did you procure this information? Would like to find out what was Media's peak population.