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Catawissa, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Catawissa is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Columbia County at latitude 40.9531 and longitude -76.4599. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 522 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Catawissa 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 Catawissa (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,545
Population in Households 1,542
Population in Familes 1,138
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 3,010
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 705
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 390
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 777 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 359 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 346 (44.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $94,428
Average Home Value $119,847


Median Household Income $33,026
Average Household Income $45,139
Per Capita Income $20,603
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.11% -0.06%
Households 0.1% -0.03%
Families -0.18% -0.26%
Median Household Income   3.85%
Per Capita Income   3.51%
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.


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, 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 # 756 57th
Population Density1 # 425 76th
Diversity Index2 # 941 46th
Median Household Income # 1633 7th
Per Capita Income # 1382 22nd

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