Silkworth, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Silkworth, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Silkworth Census Designated Place had a population of 757 as of July 1, 2017. Silkworth ranks in the lower 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 Silkworth is located at latitude 41.2749 and longitude -76.0729 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Silkworth Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The Silkworth Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2634426) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Silkworth Census Designated Place is located within Township of Lehman, a minor civil division (MCD) of Luzerne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Silkworth 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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Silkworth, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 757
Daytime Population: Workers 143
Daytime Population: Residents 456
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 599
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 756
Population in Familes 612
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 223
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $44,821
Average Household Income $60,037
Per Capita Income $24,418


Total Housing Units 487 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 260 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 179 (36.8%)
Median Home Value $142,014
Average Home Value $193,678


Total Households 308
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 216
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 -1.1% -0.67%
Households -1.07% -0.72%
Families -1.1% -0.85%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   3.61%

Silkworth, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silkworth 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 # 1102 38th
Population Density # 1657 6th
Diversity Index # 878 51st
Median Household Income # 1201 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1112 37th

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