Northampton County PA Information


Northampton County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 301,607
Population in Households 290,912
Population in Familes 238,396
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,695
Population Density1 816
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 115,256
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 78,835
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 122,505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81,935 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 33,321 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,249 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $214,047
Average Home Value $245,000


Median Household Income $61,016
Average Household Income $78,996
Per Capita Income $30,439
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.3% 0.33%
Households 0.35% 0.33%
Families 0.18% 0.23%
Median Household Income   4.06%
Per Capita Income   3.01%
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.


Northampton County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northampton County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents 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 # 13 82nd
Population Density1 # 7 91st
Diversity Index2 # 8 90th
Median Household Income # 6 93rd
Per Capita Income # 8 90th

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