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Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Shamokin Dam had a population of 1,805 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Shamokin Dam is located at latitude 40.8487 and longitude -76.8197 in Snyder County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Shamokin Dam encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Snyder County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 479 feet.

The Borough of Shamokin Dam (GNIS ID: 1215579) 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 Dam: Shanokin Dam.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Shamokin Dam, PA Housing Affordability Index is 135
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 Dam, PA Wealth Index is 51
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 1,805
Population in Households 1,802
Population in Familes 1,358
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density 979
Diversity Index1 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,784
Average Household Income $58,656
Per Capita Income $27,984
Wealth Index3 51

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 894 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 510 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 351 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $158,056
Housing Affordability Index2 135
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 861
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 487
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 0.74% 0.67%
Households 0.76% 0.69%
Families 0.55% 0.53%
Median Household Income   0.18%
Per Capita Income   0.78%

Shamokin Dam, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shamokin Dam 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 # 692 61st
Population Density # 1086 38th
Diversity Index # 801 55th
Median Household Income # 1234 30th
Per Capita Income # 872 51st

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