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Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Sugar Notch had a population of 978 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 978
Daytime Population: Workers 147
Daytime Population: Residents 506
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 653
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 975
Population in Familes 765
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 905
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $49,051
Average Household Income $62,467
Per Capita Income $25,936


Total Housing Units 458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 274 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $95,714
Average Home Value $110,858


Total Households 405
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 263
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 -0.15% -0.16%
Households -0.14% -0.2%
Families -0.26% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   3.37%

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, 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 # 987 44th
Population Density # 1119 37th
Diversity Index # 749 58th
Median Household Income # 1018 42nd
Per Capita Income # 898 49th

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