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Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Pen Argyl had a population of 3,655 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Pen Argyl is located at latitude 40.8678 and longitude -75.2539 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Pen Argyl (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pen Argyl 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 Pen Argyl: Jory Blocks, Jorytown, Penargil, Wind Gap Quarries.

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


Total Population 3,655
Daytime Population: Workers 435
Daytime Population: Residents 1,766
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,201
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 3,628
Population in Familes 2,953
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 2,723
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $59,756
Average Household Income $68,716
Per Capita Income $26,633


Total Housing Units 1,506 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 887 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 521 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $153,084
Average Home Value $187,824


Total Households 1,408
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 978
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 0.23% 0.32%
Households 0.15% 0.27%
Families 0.01% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Pen Argyl, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pen Argyl 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 # 377 79th
Population Density # 495 72nd
Diversity Index # 570 68th
Median Household Income # 456 74th
Per Capita Income # 832 53rd

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