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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jim Thorpe had a population of 4,754 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 4,754
Population in Households 4,750
Population in Familes 3,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 326
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,969
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,296
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,445 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 524 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 326 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $150,096
Average Home Value $160,156


Median Household Income $51,469
Average Household Income $66,328
Per Capita Income $27,490
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% -0.04%
Households -0.17% -0.1%
Families -0.32% -0.2%
Median Household Income   -0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
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.

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, 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 # 273 85th
Population Density1 # 1575 11th
Diversity Index2 # 778 56th
Median Household Income # 786 55th
Per Capita Income # 604 66th

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