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The Borough of Honesdale had a population of 4,451 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Honesdale is located at latitude 41.5757 and longitude -75.2508 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Honesdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 981 feet.

The Borough of Honesdale (GNIS ID: 1215686) 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 Honesdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Honesdale: Dyberry Forks.

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Honesdale, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,451
Daytime Population: Workers 3,895
Daytime Population: Residents 2,719
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,614
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.49
Population in Households 4,448
Population in Familes 3,245
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,147
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $34,760
Average Household Income $50,169
Per Capita Income $23,272


Total Housing Units 2,415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,083 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 981 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 351 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $152,897
Average Home Value $163,527


Total Households 2,064
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,124
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 -0.09% -0.2%
Households -0.15% -0.23%
Families -0.28% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Honesdale, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Honesdale 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 # 300 83rd
Population Density # 997 43rd
Diversity Index # 736 58th
Median Household Income # 1653 6th
Per Capita Income # 1279 27th

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