Catawissa, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Catawissa, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Catawissa had a population of 1,537 as of July 1, 2017. Catawissa ranks in the upper 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 Catawissa is located at latitude 40.9531 and longitude -76.4599 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Catawissa (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 522 feet.

The Borough of Catawissa (GNIS ID: 1215125) 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 Catawissa 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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Catawissa, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,537
Daytime Population: Workers 289
Daytime Population: Residents 821
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,110
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 1,534
Population in Familes 1,133
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 2,994
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $37,544
Average Household Income $50,491
Per Capita Income $23,071


Total Housing Units 777 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 358 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 343 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $105,702
Average Home Value $139,944


Total Households 701
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 390
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 -0.13% -0.2%
Households -0.02% -0.14%
Families -0.11% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

Catawissa, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catawissa 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 # 762 57th
Population Density # 438 75th
Diversity Index # 986 44th
Median Household Income # 1562 11th
Per Capita Income # 1310 26th

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