North Catasauqua, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Catasauqua, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of North Catasauqua had a population of 2,892 as of July 1, 2016. North Catasauqua 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 North Catasauqua is located at latitude 40.6636 and longitude -75.4739 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of North Catasauqua (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 364 feet.

The Borough of North Catasauqua (GNIS ID: 1215499) 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 North Catasauqua 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 North Catasauqua: Upper Catasauqua.

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


Total Population 2,892
Population in Households 2,892
Population in Familes 2,361
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,034
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 1,189
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 807
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,269 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 859 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 330 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $185,840
Average Home Value $188,329


Median Household Income $53,470
Average Household Income $66,526
Per Capita Income $27,351
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.36%
Households 0.11% 0.27%
Families -0.04% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
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.

North Catasauqua, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Catasauqua 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 # 466 74th
Population Density1 # 252 86th
Diversity Index2 # 430 76th
Median Household Income # 650 63rd
Per Capita Income # 612 65th

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