Dalton, PA Profile: Facts & Data

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Dalton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Dalton had a population of 1,219 as of July 1, 2019. Dalton 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 Dalton is located at latitude 41.5342 and longitude -75.736 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Dalton encompass a land area of 3.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 974 feet.

The Borough of Dalton (GNIS ID: 1215318) 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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Dalton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dalton, PA Housing Affordability Index is 157
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Dalton, PA Wealth Index is 165
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,219
Population in Households 1,219
Population in Familes 1,033
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 404
Diversity Index1 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $83,129
Average Household Income $108,923
Per Capita Income $44,320
Wealth Index3 165

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 403 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $228,716
Housing Affordability Index2 157
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 496
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 348
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.13% 0.0%
Households -0.13% -0.04%
Families -0.28% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Dalton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dalton to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 874 50th
Population Density # 1490 15th
Diversity Index # 959 46th
Median Household Income # 144 92nd
Per Capita Income # 117 93rd

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