Catasauqua, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Catasauqua, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Catasauqua had a population of 6,468 as of July 1, 2015. Catasauqua ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Catasauqua is located at latitude 40.654 and longitude -75.461 in Lehigh County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Catasauqua (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lehigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 322 feet.

The Borough of Catasauqua (GNIS ID: 1215373) 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 Catasauqua 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 Catasauqua: Bierys Port, Caladaqua, Calesoque, Calisuk, Catasaqua, Cranesville, Gatasaquo, Sideropolis.

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


Total Population 6,468
Population in Households 6,453
Population in Familes 5,010
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 5,011
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 2,657
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,693
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,812 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,648 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,009 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $149,576
Average Home Value $178,732


Median Household Income $50,834
Average Household Income $57,292
Per Capita Income $23,548
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.18%
Households 0.16% 0.2%
Families -0.08% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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.


Catasauqua, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catasauqua 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 # 178 90th
Population Density1 # 141 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 137 92nd
Median Household Income # 828 53rd
Per Capita Income # 1030 42nd

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