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Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Mount Carmel had a population of 5,508 as of July 1, 2019. Mount Carmel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Carmel is located at latitude 40.797 and longitude -76.4119 in Northumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Mount Carmel encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Northumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,106 feet.

The Borough of Mount Carmel (GNIS ID: 1215514) 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.


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Mount Carmel, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mount Carmel, PA Housing Affordability Index is 236
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Mount Carmel, PA Wealth Index is 37
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,508
Population in Households 5,508
Population in Familes 4,001
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 8,389
Diversity Index1 13
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,825
Average Household Income $43,950
Per Capita Income $20,355
Wealth Index3 37

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,710 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 841 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 822 (24.4%)
Median Home Value $60,476
Housing Affordability Index2 236
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,551
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,388
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.73% -0.71%
Households -0.74% -0.7%
Families -1.0% -0.88%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Mount Carmel, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Carmel to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 230 87th
Population Density # 25 99th
Diversity Index # 919 48th
Median Household Income # 1698 4th
Per Capita Income # 1640 7th

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