Carbon County PA Information


Carbon County Subdivisions

Carbon County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 64,733
Daytime Population: Workers 17,970
Daytime Population: Residents 34,820
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 52,790
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 64,034
Population in Familes 51,422
Population in Group Qrtrs 699
Population Density2 170
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $52,174
Average Household Income $64,993
Per Capita Income $26,652


Total Housing Units 34,299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,853 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,457 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,989 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $164,547
Average Home Value $191,592


Total Households 26,310
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 17,651
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 -0.11% -0.29%
Households -0.19% -0.35%
Families -0.3% -0.41%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.93%


Carbon County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carbon County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents 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 # 40 42nd
Population Density # 32 54th
Diversity Index # 33 52nd
Median Household Income # 27 61st
Per Capita Income # 30 57th

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