Shamokin, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shamokin, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Shamokin had a population of 7,250 as of July 1, 2017. Shamokin 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 Shamokin is located at latitude 40.7883 and longitude -76.555 in Northumberland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shamokin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Northumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 722 feet.

The City of Shamokin (GNIS ID: 1215517) 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 Shamokin 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 Shamokin: Coal, Schahamokink.

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


Total Population 7,250
Daytime Population: Workers 1,764
Daytime Population: Residents 4,379
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,143
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 7,227
Population in Familes 5,215
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 8,693
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $31,305
Average Household Income $43,397
Per Capita Income $19,579


Total Housing Units 4,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,826 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,439 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,304 (28.5%)
Median Home Value $40,079
Average Home Value $60,131


Total Households 3,265
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,789
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% -0.22%
Households -0.27% -0.23%
Families -0.43% -0.34%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Shamokin, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shamokin 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 # 157 91st
Population Density # 22 99th
Diversity Index # 690 61st
Median Household Income # 1719 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1635 7th

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