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Wanamie, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Wanamie Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Luzerne County at latitude 41.1745 and longitude -76.0422. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 676 feet.

The formal official name is the Wanamie Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wanamie, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for Wanamie indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Wanamie, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 613
Population in Households 585
Population in Familes 462
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 625
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 243
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 189 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $83,750
Average Home Value $97,090


Median Household Income $48,915
Average Household Income $58,326
Per Capita Income $24,348
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.04% 0.03%
Households 0.1% -0.08%
Families -2.8% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1225 31st
Population Density1 # 1312 26th
Diversity Index2 # 1023 42nd
Median Household Income # 879 50th
Per Capita Income # 847 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.