Catawissa, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Catawissa, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Catawissa had a population of 1,504 as of July 1, 2015. Catawissa ranks in the upper 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 Catawissa is located at latitude 40.9531 and longitude -76.4599 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Catawissa (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 522 feet.

The Borough of Catawissa (GNIS ID: 1215125) 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 Catawissa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Borough of Catawissa, PA Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,504
Population in Households 1,501
Population in Familes 1,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 2,930
Diversity Index2 11
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 687
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 378
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 777 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 345 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 342 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $104,528
Average Home Value $125,145
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,078
Average Household Income $46,443
Per Capita Income $21,225
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.6% -0.55%
Households -0.41% -0.41%
Families -0.74% -0.64%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.75%
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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Catawissa, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catawissa 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 # 769 56th
Population Density1 # 449 75th
Diversity Index2 # 907 49th
Median Household Income # 1555 12th
Per Capita Income # 1346 24th

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