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Slatington, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Slatington is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lehigh County at latitude 40.7536 and longitude -75.6108. Lehigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Slatington 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 Slatington (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 4,168
Population in Households 4,168
Population in Familes 3,146
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,156
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 1,739
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,059
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,958 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 977 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 762 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $146,930
Average Home Value $187,282


Median Household Income $45,455
Average Household Income $56,286
Per Capita Income $23,484
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.36% -0.04%
Households -0.36% -0.1%
Families -0.63% -0.27%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   3.08%
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 1,764 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 # 323 82nd
Population Density1 # 394 78th
Diversity Index2 # 358 80th
Median Household Income # 1027 42nd
Per Capita Income # 980 45th

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