Tower City, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tower City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Tower City had a population of 1,322 as of July 1, 2016. Tower City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tower City is located at latitude 40.5884 and longitude -76.5531 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Tower City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 787 feet.

The Borough of Tower City (GNIS ID: 1215572) 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 Tower 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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Tower City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,322
Population in Households 1,322
Population in Familes 1,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,204
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 554
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 359
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 649 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 194 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $80,690
Average Home Value $99,792


Median Household Income $50,219
Average Household Income $55,559
Per Capita Income $23,283
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.12%
Households -0.34% -0.18%
Families -0.52% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

Tower City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tower 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 # 838 52nd
Population Density1 # 227 87th
Diversity Index2 # 1011 43rd
Median Household Income # 857 51st
Per Capita Income # 1132 36th

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