Honesdale, Pennsylvania Population 2024

4,427

Honesdale is a city located in Wayne County Pennsylvania. Honesdale has a 2024 population of 4,427. It is also the county seat of Wayne County. Honesdale is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually and its population has decreased by -0.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,471 in 2020.

The average household income in Honesdale is $47,792 with a poverty rate of 20.39%. The median age in Honesdale is 42.5 years: 37.6 years for males, and 47.3 years for females.

Honesdale Demographics

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

  • White: 94.54%
  • Two or more races: 4.12%
  • Asian: 1.32%
  • Other race: 0.02%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,140.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.98% (-44)
The current population of Honesdale, Pennsylvania is 4,427 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,471.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,22594.54%
Two or more races1844.12%
Asian591.32%
Other race10.02%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Honesdale Population by Race

Honesdale Population Pyramid 2024

Honesdale Median Age

42.5

Total

37.6

Male

47.3

Female

Honesdale Adults

There are 3,841 adults, (936 of whom are seniors) in Honesdale.

Honesdale Age Dependency

53.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Honesdale Sex Ratio

Female2,38653.39%
Male2,08346.61%

Honesdale Population by Age

Honesdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,1372.0955.444.6
Non Family1,3431.2155.844.2
Married5303.0571.128.9
Female2533.8722.577.5
Male1121.820100

3.21

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

55.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Honesdale Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3079.18%
Associates Degree1925.74%
Bachelors Degree40912.23%
Graduate Degree2677.98%
High School Graduate1,48144.28%
Less Than 9th Grade762.27%
Some College61318.33%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Honesdale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Honesdale Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,1192,736644
Hispanic18518526
2+ Races1391395
Asian59590
Other Race111

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Honesdale Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$20,083$0
Graduate Degree$101,042$100,903$0
High School Graduate$32,715$34,080$24,688
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$34,100$33,614$35,017
Some College$40,877$23,815$46,705

$34,100

Average Earnings

$33,614

Average Male

$35,017

Average Female

Honesdale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Honesdale Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Honesdale Language

97.9% of Honesdale residents speak only English, while 2.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.36% of the population.

Honesdale Language

Honesdale Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,19890721.61%
Multiple17310.58%
Hispanic18510.54%

20.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.86%

Male Poverty Rate

11.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Honesdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Honesdale is White, with 21.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Honesdale is Hispanic, with 0.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.43%.

Honesdale Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.24%
Some College25.59%
High School17.02%
Bachelors or Greater1.63%

Honesdale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed32.26%
Male Employed18.98%
Female Employed10.64%
Female Unemployed0%

Honesdale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Honesdale Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$59,518$67,734
Households$34,700$47,792
Married Families$68,952$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,488$34,758

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Honesdale Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.9%

Male Marriage Rate

26.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Honesdale Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Honesdale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Honesdale Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Honesdale Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

199

Number of Veterans

177

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam89
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Honesdale Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+82
65 to 7475
55 to 6434
18 to 348
35 to 540

Honesdale Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1915.25%
2+ Races85.71%

Honesdale Veterans by Race

Honesdale Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

24.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Honesdale Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Honesdale Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Honesdale Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Honesdale 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

50.44%

Born in Honesdale

95.55%

Native Born

4.45%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

4.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.55% of Honesdale residents were born in the United States, with 50.44% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Honesdale Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,372-11-0.25%
20284,383-11-0.25%
20274,394-11-0.25%
20264,405-11-0.25%
20254,416-11-0.25%
20244,427-11-0.25%
20234,438-29-0.65%
20224,467-22-0.49%
20214,489180.4%
20204,4711844.29%
20194,287180.42%
20184,269-8-0.19%
20174,277-20-0.47%
20164,297-41-0.95%
20154,338-31-0.71%
20144,369-30-0.68%
20134,399-31-0.7%
20124,430-37-0.83%
20114,467-41-0.91%
20104,50800%
20004,874-98-1.97%
19904,972-156-3.04%
19805,128-96-1.84%
19705,224-345-6.2%
19605,569-93-1.64%
19505,662-25-0.44%
19405,6871973.59%
19305,4902,73499.2%
19202,756-189-6.42%
19102,945812.83%
19002,864481.7%
18902,8161967.48%
18802,620-34-1.28%
18702,6541104.32%
18602,544-1,828-41.81%
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Honesdale Population by Year