Catasauqua, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Catasauqua, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Catasauqua had a population of 6,551 as of July 1, 2018. Catasauqua ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Catasauqua is located at latitude 40.654 and longitude -75.461 in Lehigh County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Catasauqua (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lehigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 322 feet.

The Borough of Catasauqua (GNIS ID: 1215373) 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 Catasauqua population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Catasauqua: Bierys Port, Caladaqua, Calesoque, Calisuk, Catasaqua, Cranesville, Gatasaquo, Sideropolis.

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


Total Population 6,551
Population in Households 6,536
Population in Familes 5,034
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 5,075
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $56,994
Average Household Income $68,739
Per Capita Income $28,035


Total Housing Units 2,827 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,642 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,025 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $154,848
Average Home Value $171,894


Total Households 2,667
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,694
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 0.21% 0.3%
Households 0.15% 0.23%
Families -0.04% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Catasauqua, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catasauqua 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 # 175 90th
Population Density # 136 92nd
Diversity Index # 113 94th
Median Household Income # 637 64th
Per Capita Income # 746 58th

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