Hughestown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hughestown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Hughestown had a population of 1,365 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Hughestown is located at latitude 41.3291 and longitude -75.7697 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Hughestown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 774 feet.

The Borough of Hughestown (GNIS ID: 1215393) 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 Hughestown 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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Hughestown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,365
Daytime Population: Workers 699
Daytime Population: Residents 720
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,419
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 1,359
Population in Familes 1,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 1,498
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $56,884
Average Household Income $76,212
Per Capita Income $33,429


Total Housing Units 652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 485 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $136,591
Average Home Value $141,649


Total Households 597
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 392
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 -0.27% -0.22%
Households -0.25% -0.27%
Families -0.35% -0.36%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Hughestown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hughestown 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 # 818 54th
Population Density # 850 52nd
Diversity Index # 948 46th
Median Household Income # 580 67th
Per Capita Income # 310 82nd

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