Catasauqua, Pennsylvania Population 2024

6,454

Catasauqua is a city located in Lehigh County and Northampton County Pennsylvania. Catasauqua has a 2024 population of 6,454. Catasauqua is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually and its population has decreased by -0.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,512 in 2020.

The average household income in Catasauqua is $85,402 with a poverty rate of 8.32%. The median age in Catasauqua is 37.7 years: 36.2 years for males, and 39.6 years for females.

Catasauqua Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Catasauqua was:

  • White: 84.66%
  • Two or more races: 9.61%
  • Black or African American: 3.21%
  • Other race: 2.52%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,996.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.89% (-58)
The current population of Catasauqua, Pennsylvania is 6,454 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,512.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,51384.66%
Two or more races6269.61%
Black or African American2093.21%
Other race1642.52%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Catasauqua Population by Race

Catasauqua Population Pyramid 2024

Catasauqua Median Age

37.7

Total

36.2

Male

39.6

Female

Catasauqua Adults

There are 5,036 adults, (928 of whom are seniors) in Catasauqua.

Catasauqua Age Dependency

58.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Catasauqua Sex Ratio

Female3,09947.59%
Male3,41352.41%

Catasauqua Population by Age

Catasauqua Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,7572.3670.329.7
Married1,1203.0791.38.7
Non Family9791.2348.151.9
Female3752.9443.256.8
Male2832.731000

2.91

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

70.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Catasauqua Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2185.12%
Associates Degree46710.96%
Bachelors Degree73317.21%
Graduate Degree44910.54%
High School Graduate1,60837.75%
Less Than 9th Grade461.08%
Some College73917.35%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Catasauqua Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Catasauqua Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,5623,4101,084
Hispanic51141397
2+ Races28628515
Black1621481
Other Race1101313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 99.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.43%.

Catasauqua Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$52,464$54,500$50,938
Graduate Degree$86,483$98,824$82,857
High School Graduate$42,841$47,159$38,229
Less Than 9th Grade$27,569$46,442$0
Overall$50,578$54,573$44,297
Some College$58,368$58,659$52,446

$50,578

Average Earnings

$54,573

Average Male

$44,297

Average Female

Catasauqua Earnings by Educational Attainment

Catasauqua Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Catasauqua Language

89.56% of Catasauqua residents speak only English, while 10.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.04% of the population.

Catasauqua Language

Catasauqua Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,0353847.63%
Hispanic1,13514012.33%
Multiple6269515.18%
Other1644527.44%
Black209188.61%

8.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.01%

Male Poverty Rate

11.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Catasauqua

The race most likely to be in poverty in Catasauqua is Other, with 27.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Catasauqua is White, with 7.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.16%.

Catasauqua Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.32%
High School14.49%
Some College7.21%
Bachelors or Greater1.18%

Catasauqua Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed27.78%
Female Employed7.3%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%

Catasauqua Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Catasauqua Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$86,591$104,121
Households$62,134$85,402
Married Families$120,069$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,922$45,684

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Catasauqua Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Catasauqua Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Catasauqua Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Catasauqua Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Catasauqua Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

327

Number of Veterans

327

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War136
Vietnam90
Korea28
Second Gulf War22
World War II0

Catasauqua Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5492
55 to 6492
75+86
65 to 7457
18 to 340

Catasauqua Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2615.98%
2+ Races6619.82%
Hispanic446.2%

Catasauqua Veterans by Race

Catasauqua Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Catasauqua Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

73.3%

Labor Force Participation

67.2%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Catasauqua Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Catasauqua Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Catasauqua Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.9%

Born in Catasauqua

96.99%

Native Born

3.01%

Foreign Born

0.68%

Non Citizen

2.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.99% of Catasauqua residents were born in the United States, with 76.9% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Catasauqua Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,383-14-0.22%
20286,397-14-0.22%
20276,411-15-0.23%
20266,426-14-0.22%
20256,440-14-0.22%
20246,454-15-0.23%
20236,469-12-0.19%
20226,481-39-0.6%
20216,52080.12%
20206,512-90-1.36%
20196,602-6-0.09%
20186,608220.33%
20176,586360.55%
20166,550260.4%
20156,52410.02%
20146,523360.55%
20136,487-4-0.06%
20126,491170.26%
20116,474370.57%
20106,43700%
20006,588-74-1.11%
19906,662-49-0.73%
19806,7111,00917.7%
19705,70264012.64%
19605,0621392.82%
19504,9231593.34%
19404,764-87-1.79%
19304,8511372.91%
19204,714-536-10.21%
19105,2501,28732.48%
19003,9632596.99%
18903,70463920.85%
18803,0652127.43%
18702,853-3,530-55.3%
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Catasauqua Population by Year