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Moosic, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Moosic had a population of 5,899 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Moosic is located at latitude 41.356 and longitude -75.7047 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Moosic (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 636 feet.

The Borough of Moosic (GNIS ID: 1215324) 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 Moosic population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Moosic, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,899
Daytime Population: Workers 6,514
Daytime Population: Residents 3,067
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,581
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.62
Population in Households 5,875
Population in Familes 4,871
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 911
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $54,584
Average Household Income $86,336
Per Capita Income $35,566


Total Housing Units 2,538 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,853 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 571 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $165,112
Average Home Value $249,110


Total Households 2,424
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,625
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.43% 0.33%
Households 0.35% 0.3%
Families 0.25% 0.22%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   3.39%

Moosic, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moosic to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 207 88th
Population Density # 1117 37th
Diversity Index # 492 72nd
Median Household Income # 693 61st
Per Capita Income # 210 88th

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