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Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Pen Argyl had a population of 3,652 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Pen Argyl is located at latitude 40.8687 and longitude -75.2549 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Pen Argyl encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 830 feet.

The Borough of Pen Argyl (GNIS ID: 1215500) 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 Pen Argyl: Jory Blocks, Jorytown, Penargil, Wind Gap Quarries.


Pen Argyl, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,652 (100%)
Population in Households 3,624 (99.2%)
Population in Families 2,939 (80.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 28 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 2,721
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $56,219
Average Household Income $64,788
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $25,133
Wealth Index5 53


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 890 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 526 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $157,769
Average Home Value $170,730
Housing Affordability Index3 161


Total Households 1,416
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 977
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.15% 0.04%
Households 0.16% 0.04%
Families 0.0% -0.06%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.04%


Pen Argyl, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pen Argyl to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 375 79th
Population Density # 493 72nd
Median Household Income # 806 54th
Housing Affordability Index # 376 21st
Per Capita Income # 1305 26th
Diversity Index # 563 68th

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