Dickson City, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Dickson City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Dickson City had a population of 6,140 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Dickson City is located at latitude 41.4683 and longitude -75.6358 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Dickson City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 768 feet.

The Borough of Dickson City (GNIS ID: 1215319) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dickson City: Dickson, Priceburg, Priceville.

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


Total Population 6,140
Population in Households 6,127
Population in Familes 4,652
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 1,280
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $46,966
Average Household Income $61,400
Per Capita Income $27,267


Total Housing Units 2,980 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,701 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,021 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 258 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $163,529
Average Home Value $177,807


Total Households 2,722
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,620
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 0.14% 0.17%
Households 0.08% 0.11%
Families -0.12% -0.02%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Dickson City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dickson City 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 # 196 89th
Population Density # 932 47th
Diversity Index # 508 71st
Median Household Income # 1163 34th
Per Capita Income # 821 53rd

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