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Carbon County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2017: 63,853 (53% urban, 47% rural); it was 58,802 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 13,001
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,642
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,525
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,041 (it was 5,176 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

30%

Land area: 381 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 168 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Carbon County: 98.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (28.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Carbon County, PA (2017)
    • 58,69799.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,9115.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,0391.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6861.2%Two or more races
    • 3330.6%Asian alone
    • 890.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 500.09%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

45.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 31,354  (49.1%)
Females: 32,499  (50.9%)
Average household size:
Carbon County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,647 ($35,113 in 1999)
This county:

$49,647
Pennsylvania:

$59,195

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $586 (lower quartile is $412, upper quartile is $700)
This county:

$586
State:

$743


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $151,400 (it was $81,000 in 2000)
Carbon:

$151,400
Pennsylvania:

$181,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,900 - $212,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,219
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $538

Institutionalized population: 643
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 174 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 1998: 200 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 1999: 191 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2000: 205 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2001: 230 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2002: 307 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2003: 416 buildings, average cost: $152,200
  • 2004: 493 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2005: 569 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2006: 593 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2007: 412 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2008: 174 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2009: 140 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2010: 149 buildings, average cost: $169,600
  • 2011: 97 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2012: 65 buildings, average cost: $198,700
  • 2013: 74 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2014: 70 buildings, average cost: $206,500
  • 2015: 55 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2016: 54 buildings, average cost: $202,100
  • 2017: 48 buildings, average cost: $232,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Carbon, PA residents
Average permit cost in Carbon, PA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,848 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,488 (2.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Carbon, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Carbon, PA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Carbon, PA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.8%
Carbon County:

13.8%
Pennsylvania:

12.5%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.3% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.5% for American Indian residents, 20.8% for other race residents, 25.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 45.9 years old
(Males: 45.1 years old, Females: 47.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.0 years old, Black residents: 45.9 years old, American Indian residents: 53.6 years old, Asian residents: 44.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.4 years old, Other race residents: 15.3 years old)

Area name: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Carbon County is $636 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $753 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $974 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lehighton, Palmerton, Jim Thorpe, Indian Mountain Lake, Lansford, Nesquehoning, Summit Hill, Weatherly, Towamensing Trails, Weissport East.

Carbon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Carbon County: Slippery Rock (A), Borlands Par 3 Golf Course (B), Green Meadows Golf Course (C), Tanglewood Golf Course (D), Mohawk Trails Golf Course (E), Del-Mar Golf Course (F), Wilmington Junction (G), Quakertown Station (H), Seymore Station (I), Edinburg Station (J), The Wilroy Iron Furnace (K), Falcon Camp (L), Fayette Chapel (M), Harbor Bridge (N), New Castle Country Club (O), Heinz Camp (P), Camp Agawam (Q), Camp Allegheny (R), Camp Rentz (S), Kings Chapel (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Carbon County include: Highland Heights Church (A), Mahoning Church (B), Maple Grove Church (C), Harmony Church (D), Greenwood Church (E), Graceland Chapel (F), Rich Hill Church (G), Mount Herman Church (H), Saint James Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Volant Cemetery (1), Ashton Cemetery (2), Wurtemburg Cemetery (3), Briar Hill Cemetery (4), Fair Oaks Cemetery (5), Saint Philip and James Cemetery (6), Saint Vitus Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Bates Lake (A), Chambers Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jenkins Run (A), Jamison Run (B), Hottenbaugh Run (C), Taylor Run (D), Muddy Creek (E), Hickory Run (F), Little Neshannock Creek (G), Sugar Creek (H), Hell Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Carbon County include: State Game Lands Number 216 (1), Lakewood Park (2), State Game Lands Number 178 (3), State Game Lands Number 150 (4), McConnells Mill State Park (5), State Game Lands Number 151 (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Erie County, Ohio , Uintah County, Utah , Hamilton County, Nebraska , Schuylkill County , Marshall County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Carbon, PA
County total employment by year in Carbon, PA
County average yearly wages by year in Carbon, PA

Current college students: 1,770
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 770 (41.9% naturalized citizens)

Carbon County:

1.2%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1302010 or later
  • 4232000 to 2009
  • 2541990 to 1999
  • 1641980 to 1989
  • 2091970 to 1979
  • 493Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.7%

Carbon County marital status for males Carbon County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,758
  • One, attached: 5,335
  • Two: 619
  • 3 or 4: 868
  • 5 to 9: 492
  • 10 to 19: 727
  • 20 to 49: 627
  • 50 or more: 378
  • Mobile homes: 1,975

Housing units in Carbon County with a mortgage: 10,742 (293 second mortgage, 1,286 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,025

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Carbon County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant14,61352
Catholic12,41814
Evangelical Protestant1,94318
Orthodox2642
Other1623
None35,849-
Carbon County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Carbon County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Carbon County:

2.85 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 53
This county:

8.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Carbon County:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Carbon County:

29.6%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.4%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Carbon County:

Average size of farms: 93 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $39,551
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $674.87
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 45.39%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.05%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $31,973
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 54.51%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.76%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,452
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.41%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.22
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 21.79%
Corn for grain: 1022 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 405 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 307 harvested acres
Vegetables: 376 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 34 acres

Tornado activity:

Carbon County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 4261167.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 14 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/8/1992, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 11 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carbon County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.4 miles away from Carbon County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 223.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 247.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 268.6 miles away from Carbon County center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1649: June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3180: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1085: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Pennsylvania Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 04, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1015: March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: 1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3105: March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: 3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Carbon County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Carbon

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,487 (78.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,324 (7.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 20 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 360 (2.1%)
  • Bicycle: 77 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 677 (4.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,219 (7.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Cuba (6%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • Portugal (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Haiti (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Carbon County


  • German (29%)
  • Pennsylvania German (9%)
  • American (8%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Slovak (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Carbon County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 389 people in nursing homes
  • 137 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 117 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 89 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 69 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 42 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in religious group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Carbon County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 430 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 159 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 26 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 18 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,354.

5.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.31% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($31,400 average AGI)
1.37% relocated from other states ($14,739 average AGI)
Carbon County:

1.37%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lehigh County, PA  0.92% ($39,297 average AGI)
from Northampton County, PA  0.64% ($41,608)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.63% ($40,427)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.57% ($26,262)
from Monroe County, PA  0.54% ($47,050)
from Bucks County, PA  0.15% ($43,600)
from Montgomery County, PA  0.14% ($68,784)


5.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.89% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($28,990 average AGI)
1.54% relocated to other states ($15,988 average AGI)
Carbon County:

1.54%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lehigh County, PA  0.80% ($43,928 average AGI)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.63% ($39,848)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.58% ($30,285)
to Monroe County, PA  0.56% ($36,068)
to Northampton County, PA  0.52% ($41,526)
to Bucks County, PA  0.11% ($62,966)
to Montgomery County, PA  0.11% ($64,036)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Carbon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Carbon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Carbon County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Carbon County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Carbon County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Carbon County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Carbon County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Carbon County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Carbon County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,028 (10,578 aged, 2,450 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 896 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Carbon County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,098)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (791)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (732)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (472)
  • Unspecified dementia (363)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (354)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (305)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (269)
  • Congestive heart failure (260)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (227)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,911
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 444
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 54,154

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 994
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,235
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 50

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 149.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 75.9
  • Other - 73.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 63,853
  • In family households: 52,264 (10,452 male householders, 7,575 female householders)
    13,119 spouses, 16,313 children (14,765 natural, 324 adopted, 1,224 stepchildren), 1,436 grandchildren, 379 brothers or sisters, 632 parents, 766 other relatives, 1,592 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,665 (3,756 male householders (2,641 living alone)), 4,430 female householders (3,300 living alone)), 2,479 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 924

Size of family households: 8,724 2-persons, 4,470 3-persons, 3,157 4-persons, 920 5-persons, 366 6-persons, 390 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,941 1-person, 2,051 2-persons, 75 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 96 5-persons.

7,122 married couples with children.
3,507 single-parent households (902 men, 2,605 women).

95.3% of residents of Carbon speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (97% speak English very well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $398,121,000 ($6,506 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $53,981,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $192,247,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $104,761,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $789,000
Federal grants: $41,880,000
Federal procurement contracts: $50,626,000 ($48,028,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,817,000 ($637,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $42,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,574,000
Federal Government insurance: $20,083,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,205
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,955
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +82
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,904
Here +63 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Carbon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 23.51 millions of gallons per day (13% from ground, 87% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.4

Year house built in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
  • 1032014 or later
  • 4572010 to 2013
  • 5,6872000 to 2009
  • 2,6311990 to 1999
  • 6,1021980 to 1989
  • 4,2961970 to 1979
  • 2,6011960 to 1969
  • 2,2421950 to 1959
  • 9161940 to 1949
  • 9,7441939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
  • 1251 room
  • 1112 rooms
  • 2563 rooms
  • 1,0404 rooms
  • 3,3995 rooms
  • 5,1726 rooms
  • 3,4497 rooms
  • 2,6918 rooms
  • 2,5249+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
  • 5931 room
  • 172 rooms
  • 5203 rooms
  • 1,6724 rooms
  • 1,8295 rooms
  • 1,6146 rooms
  • 5347 rooms
  • 3798 rooms
  • 2889+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
  • 125no bedroom
  • 5581 bedroom
  • 3,0662 bedrooms
  • 10,3763 bedrooms
  • 3,9944 bedrooms
  • 6485+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
  • 593no bedroom
  • 1,0581 bedroom
  • 2,4782 bedrooms
  • 2,5273 bedrooms
  • 7854 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Carbon County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Carbon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Carbon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 591no vehicle
  • 4,8361 vehicle
  • 7,3402 vehicles
  • 4,1793 vehicles
  • 1,5264 vehicles
  • 2955+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Carbon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Carbon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,541no vehicle
  • 3,0901 vehicle
  • 1,6552 vehicles
  • 8313 vehicles
  • 3294 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.6% of Carbon County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Pennsylvania.

Carbon County:

89.6%
State average:

87.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 52,778
  • Other state: 9,609
  • Northeast: 6,184
  • Midwest: 599
  • South: 1,844
  • West: 982
Year householders moved into unit in Carbon County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Carbon County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 44.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.5%Electricity
  • 7.8%Wood
  • 7.5%Coal or coke
  • 7.1%Utility gas
  • 6.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 39.5%Electricity
  • 36.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.7%Utility gas
  • 7.8%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 453
Here:

7.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 246
Here:

7.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 64
Here:

4.6%
Pennsylvania:

37.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Carbon County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,754,000
    Parks and Recreation: $440,000
    Parking Facilities: $346,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $511,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $7,983,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,458,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,976,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,890,000
    General - Other: $1,725,000
    Financial Administration: $1,271,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,129,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,032,000
    Corrections - Other: $965,000
    Parking Facilities: $244,000
    General Public Buildings: $215,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $166,000
    Regular Highways: $146,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $161,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,628,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,258,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $370,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,139,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,532,000
    Rents: $130,000
    Interest Earnings: $76,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,457,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,721,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,194,000
    Other: $1,179,000
    Highways: $730,000
    Housing and Community Development: $353,000
    General Local Government Support: $348,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,359,000
    Other Selective Sales: $493,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,948,000

Carbon County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,754,000
    Parks and Recreation: $440,000
    Parking Facilities: $346,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $511,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $7,983,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,458,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,976,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,890,000
    General - Other: $1,725,000
    Financial Administration: $1,271,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,129,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,032,000
    Corrections - Other: $965,000
    Parking Facilities: $244,000
    General Public Buildings: $215,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $166,000
    Regular Highways: $146,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $161,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,628,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,258,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $370,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,139,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,532,000
    Rents: $130,000
    Interest Earnings: $76,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,457,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,721,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,194,000
    Other: $1,179,000
    Highways: $730,000
    Housing and Community Development: $353,000
    General Local Government Support: $348,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,359,000
    Other Selective Sales: $493,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,948,000

Carbon County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,754,000
    Parks and Recreation: $440,000
    Parking Facilities: $346,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $511,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $7,983,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,458,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,976,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,890,000
    General - Other: $1,725,000
    Financial Administration: $1,271,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,129,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,032,000
    Corrections - Other: $965,000
    Parking Facilities: $244,000
    General Public Buildings: $215,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $166,000
    Regular Highways: $146,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $161,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,628,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,258,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $370,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,139,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,532,000
    Rents: $130,000
    Interest Earnings: $76,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,457,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,721,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,194,000
    Other: $1,179,000
    Highways: $730,000
    Housing and Community Development: $353,000
    General Local Government Support: $348,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,359,000
    Other Selective Sales: $493,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,948,000

Carbon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,754,000
    Parks and Recreation: $440,000
    Parking Facilities: $346,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $511,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $7,983,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,458,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,976,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,890,000
    General - Other: $1,725,000
    Financial Administration: $1,271,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,129,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,032,000
    Corrections - Other: $965,000
    Parking Facilities: $244,000
    General Public Buildings: $215,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $166,000
    Regular Highways: $146,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $161,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,628,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,258,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $370,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,139,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,532,000
    Rents: $130,000
    Interest Earnings: $76,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,457,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,721,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,194,000
    Other: $1,179,000
    Highways: $730,000
    Housing and Community Development: $353,000
    General Local Government Support: $348,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,359,000
    Other Selective Sales: $493,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,948,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,198
  • Number of aged recipients: 88
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,110
  • Number of recipients under 18: 206
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 812
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 180
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 455
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 526
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED273$115,502378$129,2301,401$129,231261$43,4833$189,333365$135,51033$80,030
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$171,83322$108,091122$141,79527$33,7411$132,00032$128,5635$54,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED54$137,000102$112,471731$143,349108$45,2961$370,000103$139,08725$62,320
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN33$112,45543$121,767367$140,61325$57,4800$060$146,6172$153,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$144,25015$127,06790$139,0229$60,2220$018$124,9442$114,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED49$139,04126$151,0007$123,429
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$202,53829$197,0696$201,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$156,90910$193,5004$138,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$172,3337$179,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$194,2502$153,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Carbon, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Carbon, PA - Value
Most common first names in Carbon County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,04580.0 years
John1,01773.9 years
Anna64480.9 years
Joseph61174.1 years
William48474.1 years
Helen44779.4 years
George42875.4 years
Michael34874.7 years
Charles32774.6 years
Robert31670.0 years
Most common last names in Carbon County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22973.5 years
Miller22276.4 years
Snyder17276.4 years
Williams10676.7 years
Rehrig8776.8 years
Strohl8372.6 years
Green8274.0 years
Christman7974.2 years
Rex7373.4 years
Brown7175.9 years
Businesses in Carbon County, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's2
Arby's2MasterBrand Cabinets6
Best Western1McDonald's3
Burger King1Payless1
CVS2Penske1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quiznos2
Dunkin Donuts2RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid5
FedEx2Starbucks1
Ford2Subway7
GNC1T-Mobile1
Giant1True Value3
H&R Block3U-Haul9
Hilton1UPS2
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
Kroger3

Carbon County on our top lists:

  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"