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Port Carbon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Port Carbon had a population of 1,908 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Port Carbon is located at latitude 40.6969 and longitude -76.1666 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Port Carbon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 650 feet.

The Borough of Port Carbon (GNIS ID: 1215564) 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 Port Carbon 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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Port Carbon, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,908
Population in Households 1,908
Population in Familes 1,512
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,530
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 798
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 523
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 917 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 577 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 221 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $77,135
Average Home Value $89,385


Median Household Income $42,863
Average Household Income $48,253
Per Capita Income $20,181
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.09%
Households 0.16% 0.08%
Families 0.0% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

Port Carbon, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Carbon 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 # 662 62nd
Population Density1 # 533 70th
Diversity Index2 # 672 62nd
Median Household Income # 1208 31st
Per Capita Income # 1532 13th

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