Mocanaqua, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mocanaqua, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Mocanaqua Census Designated Place had a population of 603 as of July 1, 2016. Mocanaqua ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Mocanaqua is located at latitude 41.1386 and longitude -76.1331 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Mocanaqua Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 554 feet.

The Mocanaqua Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630027) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Mocanaqua Census Designated Place is located within Township of Conyngham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Luzerne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mocanaqua 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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Mocanaqua, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 603
Population in Households 603
Population in Familes 452
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,217
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 276
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (24.0%)
Median Home Value $83,056
Average Home Value $127,023


Median Household Income $39,076
Average Household Income $49,531
Per Capita Income $22,313
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.1% -0.71%
Households -1.06% -0.66%
Families -0.98% -0.78%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Mocanaqua, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mocanaqua 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 # 1237 30th
Population Density1 # 974 45th
Diversity Index2 # 435 75th
Median Household Income # 1414 20th
Per Capita Income # 1285 27th

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