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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Nanticoke had a population of 10,355 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nanticoke: Mantiock.

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Nanticoke, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,355
Population in Households 10,227
Population in Familes 7,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 128
Population Density1 2,996
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 4,645
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,629
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,388 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,556 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,089 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 743 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $87,238
Average Home Value $111,463


Median Household Income $35,578
Average Household Income $45,895
Per Capita Income $20,858
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% -0.15%
Households -0.16% -0.16%
Families -0.36% -0.27%
Median Household Income   -2.16%
Per Capita Income   0.97%
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.

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, 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 # 84 95th
Population Density1 # 438 75th
Diversity Index2 # 574 67th
Median Household Income # 1583 10th
Per Capita Income # 1470 17th

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