Nesquehoning, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Nesquehoning had a population of 3,326 as of July 1, 2017. Nesquehoning ranks in the lower 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 Nesquehoning is located at latitude 40.8778 and longitude -75.8218 in Carbon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Nesquehoning (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles. Carbon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 814 feet.

The Borough of Nesquehoning (GNIS ID: 1215048) 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 Nesquehoning population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,326
Daytime Population: Workers 2,325
Daytime Population: Residents 2,050
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,375
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 3,162
Population in Familes 2,374
Population in Group Qrtrs 164
Population Density2 157
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $44,037
Average Household Income $53,788
Per Capita Income $24,078


Total Housing Units 1,704 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 984 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 438 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 282 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $113,435
Average Home Value $128,913


Total Households 1,422
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 829
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 -0.1% -0.25%
Households -0.17% -0.34%
Families -0.3% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Nesquehoning, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nesquehoning 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 # 410 77th
Population Density # 1697 4th
Diversity Index # 770 56th
Median Household Income # 1248 29th
Per Capita Income # 1163 34th

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