Throop, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Throop, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Throop had a population of 4,144 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Throop is located at latitude 41.4382 and longitude -75.5927 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Throop (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The Borough of Throop (GNIS ID: 1215330) 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 Throop 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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Throop, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,144
Daytime Population: Workers 2,170
Daytime Population: Residents 2,043
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,213
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 4,141
Population in Familes 3,255
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 834
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $47,901
Average Household Income $56,053
Per Capita Income $24,201


Total Housing Units 1,968 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,251 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 537 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $139,085
Average Home Value $166,127


Total Households 1,788
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,119
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 0.19% 0.21%
Households 0.08% 0.12%
Families -0.04% 0.05%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Throop, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Throop 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 # 325 82nd
Population Density # 1157 34th
Diversity Index # 675 62nd
Median Household Income # 1067 40th
Per Capita Income # 1145 35th

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