Dickson City, Pennsylvania Population 2024

5,994

Dickson City is a city located in Lackawanna County Pennsylvania. Dickson City has a 2024 population of 5,994. Dickson City is currently declining at a rate of -0.13% annually and its population has decreased by -0.5% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,024 in 2020.

The average household income in Dickson City is $74,256 with a poverty rate of 12.25%. The median age in Dickson City is 45.7 years: 45.5 years for males, and 45.8 years for females.

Dickson City Demographics

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

  • White: 93.83%
  • Two or more races: 2.8%
  • Black or African American: 1.79%
  • Other race: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.53%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,249.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.5% (-30)
The current population of Dickson City, Pennsylvania is 5,994 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,024.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,65493.83%
Two or more races1692.8%
Black or African American1081.79%
Other race420.7%
Asian320.53%
Native American210.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dickson City Population by Race

Dickson City Population Pyramid 2024

Dickson City Median Age

45.7

Total

45.5

Male

45.8

Female

Dickson City Adults

There are 4,700 adults, (1,398 of whom are seniors) in Dickson City.

Dickson City Age Dependency

82.5

Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Dickson City Sex Ratio

Female3,27154.28%
Male2,75545.72%

Dickson City Population by Age

Dickson City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8112.1467.432.6
Non Family1,3141.2660.739.3
Married1,0252.848515
Female2962.7332.467.6
Male1763.5774.425.6

2.82

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dickson City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3828.43%
Associates Degree48610.73%
Bachelors Degree64614.26%
Graduate Degree55512.25%
High School Graduate1,70037.54%
Less Than 9th Grade651.44%
Some College69515.35%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dickson City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dickson City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,3163,8901,182
Black84840
Hispanic83620
Other Race42413
2+ Races39390
Asian222212
Native American2164

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.55%.

Dickson City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$51,526$52,068$46,731
Graduate Degree$98,774$93,229$99,591
High School Graduate$37,917$46,364$33,197
Less Than 9th Grade$18,209$0$18,615
Overall$45,500$50,407$38,404
Some College$39,760$43,173$32,542

$45,500

Average Earnings

$50,407

Average Male

$38,404

Average Female

Dickson City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dickson City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dickson City Language

97.06% of Dickson City residents speak only English, while 2.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.71% of the population.

Dickson City Language

Dickson City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,5985259.38%
Multiple16814888.1%
Hispanic21813963.76%
Black1084743.52%
Native211571.43%
Other4212.38%

12.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.09%

Male Poverty Rate

14.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dickson City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dickson City is Multiple, with 88.1% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dickson City is Other, with 2.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.52%.

Dickson City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.64%
High School16.12%
Some College7.11%
Bachelors or Greater1.17%

Dickson City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.27%
Male Unemployed35.29%
Female Employed4.73%
Male Employed1.74%

Dickson City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dickson City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$70,706$89,981
Households$56,679$74,256
Married Families$82,313$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,912$54,545

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dickson City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Dickson City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dickson City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Dickson City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dickson City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

494

Number of Veterans

473

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam178
Second Gulf War29
Korea26
First Gulf War25
World War II0

Dickson City Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+225
55 to 64126
65 to 74107
35 to 5425
18 to 3411

Dickson City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White47910.69%
Native American1571.43%
Hispanic1515.31%

Dickson City Veterans by Race

Dickson City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.3%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dickson City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Dickson City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dickson City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dickson City 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

84.53%

Born in Dickson City

98.29%

Native Born

1.71%

Foreign Born

0.8%

Non Citizen

0.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.29% of Dickson City residents were born in the United States, with 84.53% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.8% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Dickson City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,958-7-0.12%
20285,965-7-0.12%
20275,972-8-0.13%
20265,980-7-0.12%
20255,987-7-0.12%
20245,994-8-0.13%
20236,00230.05%
20225,999-27-0.45%
20216,02620.03%
20206,0242664.62%
20195,758-32-0.55%
20185,790-12-0.21%
20175,802-35-0.6%
20165,837-54-0.92%
20155,891-128-2.13%
20146,019-20-0.33%
20136,039-11-0.18%
20126,050-16-0.26%
20116,066-5-0.08%
20106,07100%
20006,205-71-1.13%
19906,276-423-6.31%
19806,699-999-12.98%
19707,698-40-0.52%
19607,738-1,210-13.52%
19508,948-2,600-22.51%
194011,548-847-6.83%
193012,3951,34612.18%
192011,0491,71818.41%
19109,3314,38388.58%
19004,9481,83859.1%
18903,110-2,848-47.8%
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Dickson City Population by Year