Swoyersville, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Swoyersville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Swoyersville had a population of 4,680 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Swoyersville is located at latitude 41.2975 and longitude -75.8799 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Swoyersville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 554 feet.

The Borough of Swoyersville (GNIS ID: 1215410) 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 Swoyersville 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 Swoyersville: Swouerville, Swoyerville.

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Swoyersville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,680
Daytime Population: Workers 662
Daytime Population: Residents 2,411
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,073
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 4,675
Population in Familes 3,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 2,203
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $55,156
Average Household Income $62,806
Per Capita Income $28,044


Total Housing Units 2,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,580 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 508 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 341 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $124,103
Average Home Value $134,051


Total Households 2,088
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,343
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 -1.08% -0.63%
Households -1.05% -0.63%
Families -1.17% -0.71%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Swoyersville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Swoyersville 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 # 282 84th
Population Density # 635 64th
Diversity Index # 1049 41st
Median Household Income # 663 62nd
Per Capita Income # 675 62nd

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