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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Nanticoke had a population of 10,339 as of July 1, 2018. Nanticoke ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nanticoke is located at latitude 41.2054 and longitude -76.0049 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nanticoke encompass a land area of 3.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 568 feet.

The City of Nanticoke (GNIS ID: 1215400) 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 Nanticoke: Mantiock.

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


Total Population 10,339
Population in Households 10,212
Population in Familes 7,490
Population in Group Qrtrs 127
Population Density2 2,992
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $37,962
Average Household Income $50,425
Per Capita Income $22,831


Total Housing Units 5,363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,644 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,982 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 737 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $92,778
Average Home Value $115,790


Total Households 4,626
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 2,609
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 -0.15% -0.13%
Households -0.17% -0.16%
Families -0.37% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Nanticoke, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nanticoke 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 # 84 95th
Population Density # 433 75th
Diversity Index # 500 72nd
Median Household Income # 1566 11th
Per Capita Income # 1397 21st

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