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Coaldale, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Coaldale is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Schuylkill County at latitude 40.8197 and longitude -75.9161. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Coaldale, but most people and references simply refer to it as Coaldale, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Coaldale indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Coaldale (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Coaldale: Bullrun, Gearyville.

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


Total Population 2,278
Population in Households 2,224
Population in Familes 1,680
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density1 1,047
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 955
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 562
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 679 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $72,839
Average Home Value $73,233


Median Household Income $35,453
Average Household Income $41,848
Per Capita Income $17,606
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.03% -0.1%
Households -0.15% -0.13%
Families -0.41% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.


Coaldale, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coaldale to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 581 67th
Population Density1 # 1054 40th
Diversity Index2 # 608 66th
Median Household Income # 1580 10th
Per Capita Income # 1640 7th

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