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Slatington, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Slatington had a population of 4,210 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,210
Daytime Population: Workers 878
Daytime Population: Residents 2,107
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,985
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 4,210
Population in Familes 3,162
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,188
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $44,278
Average Household Income $59,953
Per Capita Income $24,821


Total Housing Units 1,948 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 974 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 769 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 205 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $148,489
Average Home Value $160,729


Total Households 1,743
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,062
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 -0.07% 0.12%
Households -0.18% 0.02%
Families -0.33% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

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, 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 # 323 82nd
Population Density # 386 78th
Diversity Index # 334 81st
Median Household Income # 1237 30th
Per Capita Income # 1062 40th

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