Port Carbon, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Port Carbon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Port Carbon had a population of 1,886 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,886
Daytime Population: Workers 160
Daytime Population: Residents 948
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,108
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 1,886
Population in Familes 1,493
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,501
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $44,404
Average Household Income $50,067
Per Capita Income $20,892


Total Housing Units 902 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 570 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $80,474
Average Home Value $94,561


Total Households 787
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 516
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 -0.02% -0.18%
Households -0.05% -0.23%
Families -0.19% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

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, 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 # 668 62nd
Population Density # 535 70th
Diversity Index # 685 61st
Median Household Income # 1229 30th
Per Capita Income # 1547 12th

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