Carbondale, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Carbondale, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Carbondale had a population of 8,754 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Carbondale is located at latitude 41.5714 and longitude -75.5048 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carbondale (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,063 feet.

The City of Carbondale (GNIS ID: 1215315) 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 Carbondale 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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Carbondale, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,754
Daytime Population: Workers 2,909
Daytime Population: Residents 5,309
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,218
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 8,538
Population in Familes 6,496
Population in Group Qrtrs 216
Population Density2 2,699
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $37,026
Average Household Income $47,444
Per Capita Income $20,323


Total Housing Units 4,169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,989 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,661 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 519 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $98,622
Average Home Value $125,113


Total Households 3,650
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,164
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 -0.21% -0.09%
Households -0.31% -0.15%
Families -0.44% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Carbondale, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carbondale 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 # 113 94th
Population Density # 500 72nd
Diversity Index # 610 65th
Median Household Income # 1577 11th
Per Capita Income # 1595 10th

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