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Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Mount Carmel had a population of 5,914 as of July 1, 2017. Mount Carmel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Carmel is located at latitude 40.7959 and longitude -76.412 in Northumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Mount Carmel (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Northumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,106 feet.

The Borough of Mount Carmel (GNIS ID: 1215514) 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 Mount Carmel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Mount Carmel, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,914
Daytime Population: Workers 715
Daytime Population: Residents 3,501
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,216
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 5,914
Population in Familes 4,324
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 9,007
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $36,423
Average Household Income $47,636
Per Capita Income $22,086


Total Housing Units 3,591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,826 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 916 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 849 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $43,894
Average Home Value $72,248


Total Households 2,742
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,511
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% -0.15%
Households 0.05% -0.14%
Families -0.11% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Mount Carmel, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Carmel to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 206 88th
Population Density # 18 99th
Diversity Index # 884 50th
Median Household Income # 1593 10th
Per Capita Income # 1438 18th

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