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Hometown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Hometown Census Designated Place had a population of 1,338 as of July 1, 2018. Hometown ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hometown is located at latitude 40.8237 and longitude -75.9802 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Hometown Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,132 feet.

The Hometown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389948) 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 Hometown Census Designated Place is located within Township of Rush, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schuylkill County.

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Hometown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,338
Population in Households 1,227
Population in Familes 1,046
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density2 670
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $53,345
Average Household Income $63,827
Per Capita Income $25,845


Total Housing Units 635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 515 (81.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $182,071
Average Home Value $206,359


Total Households 570
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 415
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.1% -0.36%
Households -0.15% -0.42%
Families -0.29% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Hometown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hometown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 829 53rd
Population Density # 1267 28th
Diversity Index # 1433 19th
Median Household Income # 824 53rd
Per Capita Income # 1023 42nd

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