Tower City, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tower City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Tower City had a population of 1,296 as of July 1, 2017. Tower City 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 Tower City is located at latitude 40.5884 and longitude -76.5531 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Tower City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 787 feet.

The Borough of Tower City (GNIS ID: 1215572) 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 Tower 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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Tower City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,296
Daytime Population: Workers 160
Daytime Population: Residents 720
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 880
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 1,296
Population in Familes 1,032
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,121
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $51,566
Average Household Income $58,006
Per Capita Income $24,259


Total Housing Units 644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 353 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 189 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $81,028
Average Home Value $100,425


Total Households 542
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 351
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 -0.52% -0.51%
Households -0.6% -0.56%
Families -0.76% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Tower City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tower 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 # 846 52nd
Population Density # 238 87th
Diversity Index # 997 44th
Median Household Income # 886 50th
Per Capita Income # 1136 36th

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