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The Atlas CDP(1) had a population of 715 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for Atlas is located at latitude 40.7998 and longitude -76.4277 in Northumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Atlas Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Atlas Census Designated Place 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 Atlas Census Designated Place is located within Township of Mount Carmel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Northumberland County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Atlas, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 715 (100%)
Population in Households 696 (97.3%)
Population in Families 549 (76.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 19 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 2,662
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $49,350
Average Household Income $61,402
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $26,666
Wealth Index5 45
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (47.5)


Total HU (Housing Units) 404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 242 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $76,389
Average Home Value $99,587
Housing Affordability Index3 256


Total Households 310
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 186
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.72% 0.06%
Households -0.30% 0.13%
Families   0.74%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   3.04%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.59%

Atlas, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlas to the other 1,888 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 1142 40th
Population Density # 509 73rd
Median Household Income # 1594 16th
Housing Affordability Index # 1844 98th
Per Capita Income # 1640 13th
Diversity Index # 1010 47th

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