Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania Population 2024

3,488

Pleasant Gap is a city located in Centre County Pennsylvania. Pleasant Gap has a 2024 population of 3,488. Pleasant Gap is currently declining at a rate of -0.77% annually but its population has increased by 8.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,208 in 2020.

The average household income in Pleasant Gap is $89,029 with a poverty rate of 1.44%. The median age in Pleasant Gap is 41.7 years: 43.1 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Pleasant Gap Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pleasant Gap was:

  • White: 94.47%
  • Two or more races: 2.17%
  • Black or African American: 1.55%
  • Asian: 1.38%
  • Other race: 0.42%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,186.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
8.73% (280)
The current population of Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania is 3,488 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,208.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,34694.47%
Two or more races772.17%
Black or African American551.55%
Asian491.38%
Other race150.42%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pleasant Gap Population by Race

Pleasant Gap Population Pyramid 2024

Pleasant Gap Median Age

41.7

Total

43.1

Male

38.8

Female

Pleasant Gap Adults

There are 2,794 adults, (490 of whom are seniors) in Pleasant Gap.

Pleasant Gap Age Dependency

53.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Pleasant Gap Sex Ratio

Female1,81251.16%
Male1,73048.84%

Pleasant Gap Population by Age

Pleasant Gap Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3612.670.229.8
Married7902.9977.722.3
Non Family3021.1568.531.5
Female2033.3541.458.6
Male662.2677.322.7

2.96

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

70.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pleasant Gap Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade301.12%
Associates Degree45016.8%
Bachelors Degree40515.12%
Graduate Degree2298.55%
High School Graduate1,14042.55%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College42515.86%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pleasant Gap Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pleasant Gap Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,5452,515511
Asian494949
Black363636
2+ Races303030
Hispanic303019
Other Race11110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Pleasant Gap Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$63,936$68,798$54,125
Graduate Degree$65,406$66,500$60,313
High School Graduate$34,474$42,969$33,612
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$45,487$55,365$40,804
Some College$49,800$46,170$51,250

$45,487

Average Earnings

$55,365

Average Male

$40,804

Average Female

Pleasant Gap Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pleasant Gap Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pleasant Gap Language

95.45% of Pleasant Gap residents speak only English, while 4.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.64% of the population.

Pleasant Gap Language

Pleasant Gap Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,338421.26%
Hispanic62914.52%
Multiple77911.69%

1.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.39%

Male Poverty Rate

1.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pleasant Gap

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pleasant Gap is Hispanic, with 14.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pleasant Gap is White, with 1.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 0%.

Pleasant Gap Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School2.63%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Pleasant Gap Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed44.12%
Female Employed1.45%
Male Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Pleasant Gap Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pleasant Gap Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$86,442$95,795
Households$76,104$89,029
Married Families$96,818$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,355$54,232

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pleasant Gap Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

57.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Pleasant Gap Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pleasant Gap Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pleasant Gap Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pleasant Gap Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

227

Number of Veterans

191

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War151
First Gulf War134
Vietnam13
Korea0
World War II0

Pleasant Gap Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54138
18 to 3433
55 to 6430
65 to 7413
75+13

Pleasant Gap Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2278.53%

Pleasant Gap Veterans by Race

Pleasant Gap Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pleasant Gap Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

77.8%

Labor Force Participation

74.9%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Pleasant Gap Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pleasant Gap Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pleasant Gap Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.1%

Born in Pleasant Gap

97.06%

Native Born

2.94%

Foreign Born

0.54%

Non Citizen

2.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.06% of Pleasant Gap residents were born in the United States, with 75.1% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Pleasant Gap Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,488-27-0.77%
20233,515-27-0.76%
20223,542-27-0.76%
20213,56936111.25%
20203,208-102-3.08%
20193,31039313.47%
20182,9172087.68%
20172,709903.44%
20162,619-230-8.07%
20152,849-3-0.11%
20142,852-30-1.04%
20132,882752.67%
20122,807-94-3.24%
20112,901220.76%
20102,87900%

Pleasant Gap Population by Year