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Hazleton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Hazleton had a population of 26,752 as of July 1, 2019. Hazleton 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 Hazleton is located at latitude 40.9584 and longitude -75.9746 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hazleton encompass a land area of 6.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,657 feet.

The City of Hazleton (GNIS ID: 1215392) 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 Hazleton: Hazelton.

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Hazleton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Hazleton, PA Housing Affordability Index is 166
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Hazleton, PA Wealth Index is 48
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 26,752
Population in Households 26,340
Population in Familes 20,530
Population in Group Qrtrs 412
Population Density 4,450
Diversity Index1 87
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,603
Average Household Income $52,470
Per Capita Income $19,595
Wealth Index3 48

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,589 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,082 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,897 (42.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,610 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $99,666
Housing Affordability Index2 166
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,979
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 6,174
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.59% 0.13%
Households 0.2% 0.0%
Families 0.02% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Hazleton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hazleton to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 24 99th
Population Density # 192 89th
Diversity Index # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 1617 8th
Per Capita Income # 1677 5th

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