Northampton County PA Information


Northampton County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 307,860
Daytime Population: Workers 119,952
Daytime Population: Residents 161,409
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 281,361
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 297,114
Population in Familes 242,783
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,746
Population Density2 833
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $64,763
Average Household Income $84,505
Per Capita Income $32,541


Total Housing Units 123,744 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82,861 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 33,786 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,097 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $236,507
Average Home Value $272,291


Total Households 116,647
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 79,770
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 0.46% 0.5%
Households 0.37% 0.45%
Families 0.27% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.5%


Northampton County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northampton County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents 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 # 13 82nd
Population Density # 7 91st
Diversity Index # 8 90th
Median Household Income # 6 93rd
Per Capita Income # 9 88th

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