Dalton, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dalton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Dalton had a population of 1,233 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.5376 and longitude -75.7383 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Dalton (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dalton 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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Dalton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,233
Daytime Population: Workers 254
Daytime Population: Residents 612
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 866
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 1,233
Population in Familes 1,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 408
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $74,806
Average Household Income $107,327
Per Capita Income $43,436


Total Housing Units 547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 412 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $212,727
Average Home Value $317,718


Total Households 499
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 353
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 -0.01% 0.05%
Households -0.08% 0.0%
Families -0.16% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Dalton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dalton 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 # 874 50th
Population Density # 1487 16th
Diversity Index # 1063 39th
Median Household Income # 190 89th
Per Capita Income # 101 94th

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