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Throop, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Throop is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lackawanna County at latitude 41.4382 and longitude -75.5927. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Throop 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 Throop (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 4,052
Population in Households 4,049
Population in Familes 3,192
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 816
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 1,769
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,107
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,239 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 530 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $87,903
Average Home Value $104,964


Median Household Income $43,911
Average Household Income $50,600
Per Capita Income $22,095
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.21% -0.14%
Households -0.12% -0.12%
Families -0.32% -0.27%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
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.

Throop, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Throop 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 # 336 81st
Population Density1 # 1172 34th
Diversity Index2 # 675 62nd
Median Household Income # 1128 36th
Per Capita Income # 1177 33rd

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