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The Borough of Shamokin Dam had a population of 1,757 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shamokin Dam: Shanokin Dam.

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Shamokin Dam, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,757
Population in Households 1,754
Population in Familes 1,330
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 953
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 839
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 478
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 869 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 513 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 326 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $142,391
Average Home Value $155,750


Median Household Income $47,245
Average Household Income $56,493
Per Capita Income $26,995
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.59%
Households 0.7% 0.61%
Families 0.51% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.

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, 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 # 705 60th
Population Density1 # 1098 38th
Diversity Index2 # 792 55th
Median Household Income # 986 44th
Per Capita Income # 641 64th

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