Gilberton, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gilberton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Gilberton had a population of 755 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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Gilberton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 755
Population in Households 755
Population in Familes 581
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 532
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 320
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 194
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 265 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 (25.8%)
Median Home Value $26,931
Average Home Value $29,717


Median Household Income $35,639
Average Household Income $46,963
Per Capita Income $19,905
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.35% -0.16%
Households -0.35% -0.19%
Families -0.67% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   3.01%
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.


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, 2015 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 # 1115 37th
Population Density1 # 1376 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 709 60th
Median Household Income # 1575 11th
Per Capita Income # 1488 16th

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