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Hometown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Hometown Census Designated Place had a population of 1,343 as of July 1, 2017. Hometown ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hometown is located at latitude 40.8216 and longitude -75.9865 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Hometown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,132 feet.

The Hometown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389948) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Hometown Census Designated Place is located within Township of Rush, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schuylkill County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hometown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Hometown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,343
Daytime Population: Workers 917
Daytime Population: Residents 773
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,690
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 1,229
Population in Familes 1,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density2 672
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $55,530
Average Household Income $68,695
Per Capita Income $27,704


Total Housing Units 622 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 520 (83.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $176,496
Average Home Value $206,202


Total Households 573
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 418
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.06% -0.24%
Households -0.1% -0.32%
Families -0.23% -0.34%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Hometown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hometown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 829 53rd
Population Density # 1266 28th
Diversity Index # 1418 20th
Median Household Income # 640 64th
Per Capita Income # 706 60th

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