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Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Pen Argyl had a population of 3,659 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Pen Argyl is located at latitude 40.8678 and longitude -75.2539 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Pen Argyl (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 830 feet.

The Borough of Pen Argyl (GNIS ID: 1215500) 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 Pen Argyl 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 Pen Argyl: Jory Blocks, Jorytown, Penargil, Wind Gap Quarries.

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


Total Population 3,659
Population in Households 3,632
Population in Familes 2,959
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 2,726
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 1,407
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 978
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,507 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 885 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 522 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $151,821
Average Home Value $187,373


Median Household Income $57,699
Average Household Income $66,375
Per Capita Income $25,685
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.39%
Households 0.16% 0.28%
Families 0.02% 0.2%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

Pen Argyl, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pen Argyl 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 # 380 78th
Population Density1 # 495 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 583 67th
Median Household Income # 444 75th
Per Capita Income # 793 55th

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