Easton, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Easton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Easton had a population of 27,360 as of July 1, 2016. Easton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Easton is located at latitude 40.686 and longitude -75.2186 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Easton (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.62 sq. miles. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 328 feet.

The City of Easton (GNIS ID: 1215493) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Easton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Easton: Dutchtown, Easton Township, Lechau-hanne, Lechauwake, Lechauwitank, The Easton Tract, The Forks of the Delaware, Thomas Penns Lottery Lot.


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Easton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 27,360
Population in Households 24,222
Population in Familes 18,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,138
Population Density1 6,453
Diversity Index2 74
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,393
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 5,555
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,098 (38.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,295 (50.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,171 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $145,109
Average Home Value $191,774
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,705
Average Household Income $53,212
Per Capita Income $19,818
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.33%
Households 0.12% 0.26%
Families -0.07% 0.15%
Median Household Income   -0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.

Easton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Easton 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 # 21 99th
Population Density1 # 73 96th
Diversity Index2 # 21 99th
Median Household Income # 1382 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1572 11th

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