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Northumberland, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Northumberland had a population of 3,646 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Northumberland is located at latitude 40.897 and longitude -76.7946 in Northumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Northumberland (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Northumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The Borough of Northumberland (GNIS ID: 1215515) 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 Northumberland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,646
Daytime Population: Workers 1,184
Daytime Population: Residents 1,913
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,097
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 3,614
Population in Familes 2,759
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 2,420
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $45,798
Average Household Income $57,002
Per Capita Income $25,502


Total Housing Units 1,843 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,002 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 623 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $129,580
Average Home Value $143,313


Total Households 1,625
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,000
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 -0.58% -0.49%
Households -0.56% -0.47%
Families -0.7% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Northumberland, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northumberland 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 # 378 79th
Population Density # 557 68th
Diversity Index # 620 65th
Median Household Income # 1170 34th
Per Capita Income # 957 46th

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