West Nanticoke, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Nanticoke, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The West Nanticoke Census Designated Place had a population of 742 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for West Nanticoke is located at latitude 41.22 and longitude -76.0091 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the West Nanticoke Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 522 feet.

The West Nanticoke Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2634429) 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 West Nanticoke Census Designated Place is located within Township of Plymouth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Luzerne County.

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


Total Population 742
Population in Households 742
Population in Familes 595
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,255
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 327
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 214
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 262 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $94,565
Average Home Value $130,439


Median Household Income $50,154
Average Household Income $59,606
Per Capita Income $25,644
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.11%
Households -0.05% 0.0%
Families 0.46% -0.09%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

West Nanticoke, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Nanticoke 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 # 1124 36th
Population Density1 # 954 46th
Diversity Index2 # 907 48th
Median Household Income # 862 51st
Per Capita Income # 798 55th

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