Slatington, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Slatington, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Slatington had a population of 4,224 as of July 1, 2016. Slatington 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 Slatington is located at latitude 40.7536 and longitude -75.6108 in Lehigh County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Slatington (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Lehigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The Borough of Slatington (GNIS ID: 1215379) 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 Slatington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Slatington, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,224
Population in Households 4,224
Population in Familes 3,176
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,198
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 1,742
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,060
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,941 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 967 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 775 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 199 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $147,356
Average Home Value $158,351


Median Household Income $42,757
Average Household Income $58,016
Per Capita Income $23,926
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.14%
Households -0.22% 0.0%
Families -0.42% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

Slatington, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Slatington to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 319 82nd
Population Density1 # 376 79th
Diversity Index2 # 344 80th
Median Household Income # 1215 31st
Per Capita Income # 1039 41st

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