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Lansford, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Lansford had a population of 3,993 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Lansford is located at latitude 40.833 and longitude -75.8844 in Carbon County. 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. Carbon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The Borough of Lansford (GNIS ID: 1215046) 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 Lansford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Lansford, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,993
Population in Households 3,958
Population in Familes 2,913
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 2,599
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 1,733
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 978
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,003 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 730 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 459 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $66,821
Average Home Value $83,923


Median Household Income $30,490
Average Household Income $36,149
Per Capita Income $15,738
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.09%
Households 0.24% 0.09%
Families -0.04% -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 343 81st
Population Density1 # 520 71st
Diversity Index2 # 459 74th
Median Household Income # 1694 4th
Per Capita Income # 1734 2nd

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