Mahanoy City, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Mahanoy City had a population of 4,156 as of July 1, 2016. Mahanoy City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Mahanoy City is located at latitude 40.8126 and longitude -76.1382 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Mahanoy City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The Borough of Mahanoy City (GNIS ID: 1215554) 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 Mahanoy City 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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Mahanoy City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,156
Population in Households 4,151
Population in Familes 3,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 8,154
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 1,759
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,007
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,444 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,192 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 567 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 685 (28.0%)
Median Home Value $33,483
Average Home Value $44,883


Median Household Income $31,492
Average Household Income $43,006
Per Capita Income $18,215
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.08%
Households -0.19% -0.1%
Families -0.39% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Mahanoy City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mahanoy City 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 # 322 82nd
Population Density1 # 28 98th
Diversity Index2 # 414 76th
Median Household Income # 1696 4th
Per Capita Income # 1679 5th

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