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Honesdale, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Honesdale had a population of 4,456 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Honesdale is located at latitude 41.5757 and longitude -75.2508 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Honesdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 981 feet.

The Borough of Honesdale (GNIS ID: 1215686) 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 Honesdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Honesdale: Dyberry Forks.

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Honesdale, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,456
Population in Households 4,453
Population in Familes 3,251
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 1,148
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 2,098
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,137
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,090 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,008 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 280 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $124,302
Average Home Value $132,729


Median Household Income $30,856
Average Household Income $43,676
Per Capita Income $20,565
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% 0.11%
Households 0.11% 0.21%
Families -0.17% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.


Honesdale, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Honesdale to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 300 83rd
Population Density1 # 1009 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 748 58th
Median Household Income # 1689 4th
Per Capita Income # 1425 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.