Schuylkill County PA Information

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Schuylkill County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Schuylkill 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 # 24 66th
Population Density1 # 29 58th
Diversity Index2 # 28 60th
Median Household Income # 33 52nd
Per Capita Income # 38 45th

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 148,092
Population in Households 141,255
Population in Familes 112,105
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,837
Population Density1 190
Diversity Index2 19
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 60,287
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 38,760
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 70,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,393 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,894 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,895 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $104,521
Average Home Value $140,584
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,809
Average Household Income $56,369
Per Capita Income $23,106
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.03% -0.03%
Households 0.04% -0.02%
Families -0.15% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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.

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