Gilberton, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gilberton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Gilberton had a population of 756 as of July 1, 2016. Gilberton ranks in the lower 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 Gilberton is located at latitude 40.7951 and longitude -76.2234 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Gilberton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,109 feet.

The Borough of Gilberton (GNIS ID: 1215549) 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 Gilberton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 756
Population in Households 756
Population in Familes 582
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 533
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 319
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 194
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 264 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (26.2%)
Median Home Value $31,731
Average Home Value $42,614


Median Household Income $35,901
Average Household Income $43,222
Per Capita Income $18,238
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.16%
Households -0.35% -0.19%
Families -0.57% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Gilberton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilberton to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 1110 37th
Population Density1 # 1380 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 653 63rd
Median Household Income # 1569 11th
Per Capita Income # 1677 5th

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