Northumberland County PA Information


Northumberland County Subdivisions

Northumberland County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 95,736
Population in Households 92,010
Population in Familes 72,802
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,726
Population Density1 209
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 39,796
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 25,470
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 46,040 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,895 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,901 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,244 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $127,692
Average Home Value $164,775


Median Household Income $40,564
Average Household Income $53,835
Per Capita Income $22,480
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.27%
Households 0.27% 0.29%
Families 0.07% 0.17%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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, 2015 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 # 59 13th
Per Capita Income # 53 22nd

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