Wanamie, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wanamie, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Wanamie Census Designated Place had a population of 633 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wanamie is located at latitude 41.1745 and longitude -76.0422 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Wanamie Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 676 feet.

The Wanamie Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2634428) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wanamie Census Designated Place is located within Township of Newport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Luzerne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wanamie 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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Wanamie, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 633
Population in Households 605
Population in Familes 476
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 645
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 251
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $108,772
Average Home Value $116,881


Median Household Income $52,075
Average Household Income $57,064
Per Capita Income $24,366
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.28%
Households 0.59% 0.24%
Families -1.42% 0.12%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   0.79%
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.

Wanamie, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wanamie 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 # 1209 31st
Population Density1 # 1296 27th
Diversity Index2 # 996 44th
Median Household Income # 742 58th
Per Capita Income # 956 46th

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