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Gilberton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Gilberton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Schuylkill County at latitude 40.7951 and longitude -76.2234. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,109 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Gilberton 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 Gilberton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 747
Population in Households 747
Population in Familes 577
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 526
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 317
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 194
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 263 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (26.5%)
Median Home Value $27,626
Average Home Value $33,365


Median Household Income $35,968
Average Household Income $43,259
Per Capita Income $18,357
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.68% -0.38%
Households -0.66% -0.45%
Families -0.83% -0.63%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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 1,764 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 # 1127 36th
Population Density1 # 1383 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 744 58th
Median Household Income # 1556 12th
Per Capita Income # 1596 10th

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