Emmaus, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Emmaus, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Emmaus had a population of 11,323 as of July 1, 2017. Emmaus 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 Emmaus is located at latitude 40.5352 and longitude -75.4979 in Lehigh County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Emmaus (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lehigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 453 feet.

The Borough of Emmaus (GNIS ID: 1215376) 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 Emmaus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emmaus: Emaus, Maguntchi, Salzburg.

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


Total Population 11,323
Daytime Population: Workers 5,615
Daytime Population: Residents 5,215
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,830
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 11,307
Population in Familes 8,749
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 3,912
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $60,388
Average Household Income $73,291
Per Capita Income $31,566


Total Housing Units 5,254 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,114 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,834 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 306 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $194,053
Average Home Value $215,824


Total Households 4,948
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 3,062
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 0.14% 0.26%
Households 0.05% 0.19%
Families 0.2% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Emmaus, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emmaus 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 # 75 96th
Population Density # 267 85th
Diversity Index # 324 82nd
Median Household Income # 436 75th
Per Capita Income # 411 77th

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