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 712 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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West Nanticoke, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 712
Daytime Population: Workers 124
Daytime Population: Residents 362
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 486
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 712
Population in Familes 570
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,204
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $51,129
Average Household Income $63,851
Per Capita Income $27,144


Total Housing Units 373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 250 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $103,646
Average Home Value $136,245


Total Households 312
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 204
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 -0.7% -0.51%
Households -0.69% -0.45%
Families -0.27% -0.6%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   3.71%

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, 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 # 1137 36th
Population Density # 973 45th
Diversity Index # 856 52nd
Median Household Income # 906 49th
Per Capita Income # 771 56th

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