Carbondale, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Carbondale, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Carbondale had a population of 8,690 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Carbondale, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,690
Population in Households 8,480
Population in Familes 6,403
Population in Group Qrtrs 210
Population Density2 2,680
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $37,314
Average Household Income $49,418
Per Capita Income $21,128


Total Housing Units 4,181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,949 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,673 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 559 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $99,913
Average Home Value $128,386


Total Households 3,622
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,135
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.28% -0.12%
Households -0.37% -0.17%
Families -0.55% -0.3%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

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, 2018 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 # 115 94th
Population Density # 503 72nd
Diversity Index # 603 66th
Median Household Income # 1591 10th
Per Capita Income # 1566 11th

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