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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Nanticoke had a population of 10,365 as of July 1, 2017. Nanticoke ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nanticoke is located at latitude 41.2005 and longitude -75.9997 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nanticoke (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 568 feet.

The City of Nanticoke (GNIS ID: 1215400) 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 Nanticoke population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nanticoke: Mantiock.

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


Total Population 10,365
Daytime Population: Workers 2,973
Daytime Population: Residents 5,747
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,720
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 10,236
Population in Familes 7,570
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density2 2,999
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $37,064
Average Household Income $48,409
Per Capita Income $21,962


Total Housing Units 5,359 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,570 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,074 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 715 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $91,280
Average Home Value $114,387


Total Households 4,644
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,634
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 -0.13% -0.16%
Households -0.14% -0.17%
Families -0.28% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Nanticoke, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nanticoke 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 # 84 95th
Population Density # 437 75th
Diversity Index # 545 69th
Median Household Income # 1575 11th
Per Capita Income # 1450 18th

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