Jim Thorpe, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jim Thorpe had a population of 4,739 as of July 1, 2017. Jim Thorpe ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jim Thorpe is located at latitude 40.8595 and longitude -75.77 in Carbon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Jim Thorpe (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Carbon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 728 feet.

The Borough of Jim Thorpe (GNIS ID: 1215045) 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 Jim Thorpe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jim Thorpe: East Mauch Chunk, Machk Tschunk, Macht Tschunk, Mauch Chunk.

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Jim Thorpe, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,739
Daytime Population: Workers 1,540
Daytime Population: Residents 2,752
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,292
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 4,735
Population in Familes 3,757
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 325
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $54,464
Average Household Income $70,304
Per Capita Income $29,140


Total Housing Units 2,290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,441 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 522 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 327 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $156,759
Average Home Value $166,412


Total Households 1,963
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,293
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.12% -0.25%
Households -0.19% -0.3%
Families -0.31% -0.39%
Median Household Income   4.25%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

Jim Thorpe, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jim Thorpe to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 278 84th
Population Density # 1573 11th
Diversity Index # 795 55th
Median Household Income # 700 60th
Per Capita Income # 587 67th

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