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New Columbus, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of New Columbus had a population of 237 as of July 1, 2016. New Columbus ranks in the lower 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 New Columbus is located at latitude 41.1732 and longitude -76.287 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of New Columbus (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 994 feet.

The Borough of New Columbus (GNIS ID: 1215402) 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 New Columbus 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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New Columbus, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 237
Population in Households 223
Population in Familes 193
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 77
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 96
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 98 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (80.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $166,071
Average Home Value $199,684


Median Household Income $50,454
Average Household Income $60,382
Per Capita Income $23,070
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.25%
Households 0.86% 0.21%
Families 1.9% 0.28%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

New Columbus, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Columbus 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 # 1582 11th
Population Density1 # 1736 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 1240 30th
Median Household Income # 846 52nd
Per Capita Income # 1173 33rd

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