Mahanoy City, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Mahanoy City had a population of 4,049 as of July 1, 2017. Mahanoy City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Mahanoy City is located at latitude 40.8126 and longitude -76.1382 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Mahanoy City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The Borough of Mahanoy City (GNIS ID: 1215554) 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 Mahanoy City 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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Mahanoy City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,049
Daytime Population: Workers 436
Daytime Population: Residents 2,731
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,167
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 4,044
Population in Familes 3,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 7,944
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $33,285
Average Household Income $46,339
Per Capita Income $19,584


Total Housing Units 2,433 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,159 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 551 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 723 (29.7%)
Median Home Value $34,701
Average Home Value $47,563


Total Households 1,710
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 981
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 -0.38% -0.43%
Households -0.55% -0.53%
Families -0.7% -0.64%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Mahanoy City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mahanoy City 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 # 338 81st
Population Density # 30 98th
Diversity Index # 412 76th
Median Household Income # 1690 4th
Per Capita Income # 1634 7th

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