Nescopeck, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nescopeck, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Nescopeck had a population of 1,530 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Nescopeck is located at latitude 41.0519 and longitude -76.2115 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Nescopeck (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 512 feet.

The Borough of Nescopeck (GNIS ID: 1215401) 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 Nescopeck 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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Nescopeck, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,530
Population in Households 1,530
Population in Familes 1,177
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,492
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 667
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 408
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 387 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 280 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $99,233
Average Home Value $116,021


Median Household Income $38,289
Average Household Income $47,064
Per Capita Income $20,517
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.54% -0.32%
Households -0.47% -0.3%
Families -0.69% -0.45%
Median Household Income   -0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Nescopeck, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nescopeck 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 # 763 57th
Population Density1 # 856 51st
Diversity Index2 # 924 48th
Median Household Income # 1455 17th
Per Capita Income # 1500 15th

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