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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Tamaqua had a population of 6,691 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Tamaqua is located at latitude 40.7973 and longitude -75.9694 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Tamaqua encompass a land area of 9.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The Borough of Tamaqua (GNIS ID: 1215571) 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.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Tamaqua, PA Housing Affordability Index is 210
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

Tamaqua, PA Wealth Index is 36
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 6,691
Population in Households 6,691
Population in Familes 4,989
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 700
Diversity Index1 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,336
Average Household Income $46,153
Per Capita Income $19,514
Wealth Index3 36

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,585 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,244 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 592 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $68,616
Housing Affordability Index2 210
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,829
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,659
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 -0.65% -0.72%
Households -0.76% -0.78%
Families -0.98% -0.9%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

Tamaqua, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tamaqua 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 # 171 90th
Population Density # 1237 30th
Diversity Index # 518 71st
Median Household Income # 1650 6th
Per Capita Income # 1680 5th

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