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Catasauqua, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Catasauqua had a population of 6,625 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 6,625
Daytime Population: Workers 1,277
Daytime Population: Residents 3,458
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,735
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 6,610
Population in Familes 5,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 5,133
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $56,531
Average Household Income $67,855
Per Capita Income $27,724


Total Housing Units 2,819 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,693 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,009 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $151,281
Average Home Value $169,034


Total Households 2,702
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,725
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 0.4% 0.47%
Households 0.35% 0.4%
Families 0.2% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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, 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 # 173 90th
Population Density # 134 92nd
Diversity Index # 125 93rd
Median Household Income # 592 66th
Per Capita Income # 705 60th

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