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Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Sugar Notch had a population of 982 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sugar Notch is located at latitude 41.1935 and longitude -75.9313 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Sugar Notch (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 705 feet.

The Borough of Sugar Notch (GNIS ID: 1215409) 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 Sugar Notch 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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Sugar Notch, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 982
Population in Households 979
Population in Familes 769
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 909
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 409
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 265
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 276 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $89,623
Average Home Value $105,344


Median Household Income $46,479
Average Household Income $60,251
Per Capita Income $25,161
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.08%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.18% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.31%
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.

Sugar Notch, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sugar Notch 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 # 990 44th
Population Density1 # 1121 36th
Diversity Index2 # 795 54th
Median Household Income # 1018 42nd
Per Capita Income # 848 52nd

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