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Emporium, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Emporium is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cameron County at latitude 41.5104 and longitude -78.2341. Cameron County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Emporium, but most people and references simply refer to it as Emporium, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Emporium indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Emporium (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emporium: Shippen.

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Emporium, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,001
Population in Households 1,928
Population in Familes 1,369
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density1 2,819
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 932
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 478
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 483 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 449 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $68,808
Average Home Value $70,393


Median Household Income $33,427
Average Household Income $39,814
Per Capita Income $18,625
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.83% -0.77%
Households -0.6% -0.67%
Families -0.96% -0.85%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.


Emporium, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emporium to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 641 64th
Population Density1 # 473 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 1280 28th
Median Household Income # 1625 8th
Per Capita Income # 1575 11th

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