Schuylkill County PA Information


Schuylkill County Subdivisions

Schuylkill County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 149,159
Population in Households 142,210
Population in Familes 112,616
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,949
Population Density1 192
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 60,333
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 38,765
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 70,979 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,318 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,015 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,646 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $103,701
Average Home Value $137,118


Median Household Income $46,142
Average Household Income $57,655
Per Capita Income $23,828
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.02%
Households 0.04% 0.0%
Families -0.1% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.


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, 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 # 24 66th
Population Density1 # 29 58th
Diversity Index2 # 25 63rd
Median Household Income # 39 43rd
Per Capita Income # 47 31st

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