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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Tamaqua had a population of 6,872 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Tamaqua is located at latitude 40.8041 and longitude -75.9266 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Tamaqua (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The Borough of Tamaqua (GNIS ID: 1215571) 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 Tamaqua 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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Tamaqua, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,872
Daytime Population: Workers 1,794
Daytime Population: Residents 3,983
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,777
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 6,872
Population in Familes 5,153
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 719
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $37,344
Average Household Income $47,219
Per Capita Income $19,995


Total Housing Units 3,609 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,730 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,180 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 699 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $69,568
Average Home Value $86,228


Total Households 2,910
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,723
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 -0.46% -0.51%
Households -0.58% -0.53%
Families -0.73% -0.63%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Tamaqua, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tamaqua 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 # 168 91st
Population Density # 1227 30th
Diversity Index # 543 69th
Median Household Income # 1569 11th
Per Capita Income # 1607 9th

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