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The Borough of Shamokin Dam had a population of 1,782 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Shamokin Dam is located at latitude 40.8581 and longitude -76.8258 in Snyder County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Shamokin Dam (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Snyder County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 479 feet.

The Borough of Shamokin Dam (GNIS ID: 1215579) 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 Shamokin Dam population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shamokin Dam: Shanokin Dam.

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Shamokin Dam, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,782
Daytime Population: Workers 799
Daytime Population: Residents 999
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,798
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 1,779
Population in Familes 1,349
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 966
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $48,458
Average Household Income $61,864
Per Capita Income $29,423


Total Housing Units 877 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 520 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 327 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $147,115
Average Home Value $158,846


Total Households 847
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 484
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 0.77% 0.66%
Households 0.74% 0.68%
Families 0.61% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Shamokin Dam, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shamokin Dam 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 # 699 60th
Population Density # 1093 38th
Diversity Index # 804 54th
Median Household Income # 1036 41st
Per Capita Income # 566 68th

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