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Towanda, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Towanda had a population of 2,941 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Towanda is located at latitude 41.7709 and longitude -76.4465 in Bradford County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Towanda (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Bradford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 728 feet.

The Borough of Towanda (GNIS ID: 1214959) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Towanda population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Towanda: Meansville, Towandee, Williamston.

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Towanda, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,941
Population in Households 2,941
Population in Familes 2,239
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,584
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,242
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 751
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 693 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 549 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $100,385
Average Home Value $116,270


Median Household Income $45,436
Average Household Income $54,374
Per Capita Income $22,963
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% -0.03%
Households 0.01% -0.1%
Families -0.13% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Towanda, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Towanda to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 458 74th
Population Density1 # 520 71st
Diversity Index2 # 770 56th
Median Household Income # 1076 39th
Per Capita Income # 1189 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.