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Lansford, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Lansford is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Carbon County at latitude 40.833 and longitude -75.8844. Carbon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Lansford 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 Lansford (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lansford: Ashton, Richdale, Storm Hill.

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


Total Population 3,955
Population in Households 3,920
Population in Familes 2,894
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 2,574
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 1,719
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 973
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,004 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 715 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 460 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $64,563
Average Home Value $80,677


Median Household Income $32,295
Average Household Income $36,160
Per Capita Income $15,766
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.08% 0.01%
Households 0.11% 0.01%
Families -0.17% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   3.0%
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.


Lansford, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lansford 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 # 345 80th
Population Density1 # 522 70th
Diversity Index2 # 460 74th
Median Household Income # 1647 7th
Per Capita Income # 1719 3rd

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