Dickson City, Pennsylvania Population 2020

5,740

Dickson City is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 5,740, it is the 159th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 4404th largest city in the United States. Dickson City is currently declining at a rate of -0.55% annually and its population has decreased by -5.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,070 in 2010. Dickson City reached it's highest population of 12,395 in 1930. Spanning over 5 miles, Dickson City has a population density of 1,197 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dickson City is $63,692 with a poverty rate of 10.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $774 per month, and the median house value is $138,400. The median age in Dickson City is 43.2 years, 43 years for males, and 43.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males.

Dickson City Demographics

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

  • White: 96.32%
  • Two or more races: 1.11%
  • Other race: 1.07%
  • Black or African American: 0.90%
  • Asian: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Dickson City, Pennsylvania is 5,740, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,804.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,070.

Dickson City, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,65296.32%
Two or More Races651.11%
Some Other Race631.07%
Black or African American530.90%
Asian270.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.14%

Dickson City Population Pyramid 2020

Dickson City Median Age

43.2


Total

43


Male

43.5


Female

Dickson City Adults

There are 4,716 adults, (1,104 of whom are seniors) in Dickson City.

Dickson City Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Dickson City Sex Ratio

Female

2,979

50.77%

Male

2,889

49.23%

Dickson City Households and Families

Dickson City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dickson City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.8%8.2%
All62.5%37.5%
Female51.2%48.8%
Non Family42.6%57.4%
Male36.3%63.7%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5392.362.5
Non Family1,0141.2642.6
Married9992.9391.8
Female3222.8651.2
Male2043.536.3

2.84

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

9.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dickson City Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade721.61%
9th to 12th Grade2094.67%
High School Graduate1,92743.10%
Some College76317.07%
Associates Degree4369.75%
Bachelors Degree65214.58%
Graduate Degree4129.21%

Dickson City Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,2524,0221,026
Hispanic7042
Other Race636331
Black44213
Asian27271
Native American883
Multiple Races77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 49.21%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,531$37,479$31,796
Less Than High School$26,125$26,528$25,652
High School Grad$31,276$38,250$25,885
Some College$34,778$35,551$32,375
Bachelors Degree$38,750$$36,618
Graduate Degree$76,397$77,813$72,059

$34,531

Average Earnings

$37,479

Average Male

$31,796

Average Female

Dickson City Language

Dickson City Language by Age

Dickson City Language

95.51% of Dickson City residents speak only English, while 4.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.88% of the population.

Dickson City Poverty

Dickson City Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,5055239.50%
Hispanic1364432.35%
Black493979.59%
Multiple652741.54%
Native8562.50%

10.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.42%

Male Poverty Rate

11.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dickson City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dickson City is Black, with 79.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dickson City is White, with 9.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.69%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.00%
High School15.20%
Some College7.67%
Bachelors or Greater2.73%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed66.67%
Male Unemployed16.67%
Male Employed6.39%
Female Employed3.69%

Dickson City Income

Dickson City Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,325$63,692
Families$60,947$77,118
Married Families$78,171-
Non Families$30,500$39,415

Dickson City Marital Status

Dickson City Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Dickson City Married by Age and Sex

Dickson City 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 55-64.

Dickson City Marital Status by Race

Dickson City Veterans

421

Number of Veterans

391

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam160
Korea57
Second Gulf War46
First Gulf War40
World War II25

$Dickson City Veterans by Education

2.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dickson City Employment Status

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Dickson City Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.56%

Born in Pennsylvania

97.41%

Native Born

2.59%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.41% of Dickson City residents were born in the United States, with 80.56% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,740-32-0.55%
20195,772-32-0.55%
20185,804-1-0.02%
20175,805-32-0.55%
20165,837-52-0.88%
20155,889-130-2.16%
20146,019-19-0.31%
20136,038-10-0.17%
20126,048-17-0.28%
20116,065-6-0.10%
20106,071-134-0.22%
20006,205-71-0.11%
19906,276-423-0.65%
19806,699-999-1.38%
19707,698-40-0.05%
19607,738-1,210-1.44%
19508,948-2,600-2.52%
194011,548-847-0.71%
193012,3951,3461.16%
192011,0491,7181.70%
19109,3314,3836.55%
19004,9481,8384.75%
18903,1100.00%