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Shamokin, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Shamokin had a population of 7,127 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.789 and longitude -76.5588 in Northumberland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shamokin 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shamokin: Coal, Schahamokink.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Shamokin, PA Housing Affordability Index is 293
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

Shamokin, PA Wealth Index is 33
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 7,127
Population in Households 7,105
Population in Familes 5,090
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density 8,546
Diversity Index1 17
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,452
Average Household Income $43,789
Per Capita Income $19,715
Wealth Index3 33

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,792 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,416 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,224 (27.6%)
Median Home Value $45,808
Housing Affordability Index2 293
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,208
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,735
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 -0.37% -0.52%
Households -0.4% -0.5%
Families -0.67% -0.67%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

Shamokin, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shamokin 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 # 158 91st
Population Density # 24 99th
Diversity Index # 724 59th
Median Household Income # 1703 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1675 5th

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