Northumberland County PA Information


Northumberland County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 95,192
Population in Households 91,672
Population in Familes 72,728
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,520
Population Density1 208
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 39,655
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 25,446
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 46,258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,961 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,694 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,603 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $120,214
Average Home Value $159,214


Median Household Income $39,714
Average Household Income $50,624
Per Capita Income $21,185
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 0.12%
Households 0.25% 0.14%
Families 0.07% 0.03%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.


Northumberland County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northumberland 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 # 32 54th
Population Density1 # 25 64th
Diversity Index2 # 32 54th
Median Household Income # 61 10th
Per Capita Income # 56 18th

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