Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania Population 2021

4,659
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Jim Thorpe is a city located in Carbon County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Carbon County. With a 2020 population of 4,659, it is the 208th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 4960th largest city in the United States . Jim Thorpe is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually but its population has decreased by -2.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,781 in 2010. Jim Thorpe reached it's highest population of 5,945 in 1960. Spanning over 15 miles, Jim Thorpe has a population density of 319 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jim Thorpe is $63,885 with a poverty rate of 9.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $735 per month, and the median house value is $151,600. The median age in Jim Thorpe is 45.9 years, 42.3 years for males, and 49.9 years for females.

Jim Thorpe Demographics

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

  • White: 97.97%
  • Black or African American: 1.08%
  • Two or more races: 0.37%
  • Asian: 0.30%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania is 4,659 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,656.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,781.

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,54797.97%
Black or African American501.08%
Two or More Races170.37%
Asian140.30%
Some Other Race130.28%
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Jim Thorpe Population by Race

Jim Thorpe Population Pyramid $2021

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Jim Thorpe Median Age

45.9


Total

42.3


Male

49.9


Female

Jim Thorpe Adults

There are 3,811 adults, (759 of whom are seniors) in Jim Thorpe.

Jim Thorpe Age Dependency

52.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Jim Thorpe Sex Ratio

Female

2,320

49.99%

Male

2,321

50.01%

Jim Thorpe Population by Age

Jim Thorpe Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jim Thorpe Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male94%6%
Married89.7%10.3%
All72.6%27.4%
Non Family70.1%29.9%
Female33.1%66.9%

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jim Thorpe Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0312.2872.6
Non Family8331.2670.1
Married6783.0889.7
Female3382.9133.1
Male1822.8294

2.92

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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Jim Thorpe Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1905.38%
9th to 12th Grade3359.49%
High School Graduate1,32937.64%
Some College68119.29%
Associates Degree3008.50%
Bachelors Degree45812.97%
Graduate Degree2386.74%
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Jim Thorpe Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jim Thorpe Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,4162,947696
Hispanic5845
Black43
Asian1414
Other Race1313

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.37%.

Jim Thorpe Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,936$42,340$33,564
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$40,887$51,202$30,884
Some College$37,371$42,981$34,826
Bachelors Degree$44,063$49,167$
Graduate Degree$70,000$$70,500

$39,936

Average Earnings

$42,340

Average Male

$33,564

Average Female

Jim Thorpe Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jim Thorpe Language by Age

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Jim Thorpe Language

98.73% of Jim Thorpe residents speak only English, while 1.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.69% of the population.

Jim Thorpe Language

Jim Thorpe Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,4153608.15%
Black5050100.00%
Hispanic1452819.31%
Other1313100.00%

9.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.19%

Male Poverty Rate

10.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jim Thorpe

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jim Thorpe is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jim Thorpe is White, with 8.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.86%.

Jim Thorpe Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.33%
High School10.16%
Bachelors or Greater8.48%
Some College1.83%

Jim Thorpe Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed13.61%
Male Employed2.34%
Female Employed1.74%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Jim Thorpe Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jim Thorpe Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,349$63,885
Families$77,726$77,897
Married Families$79,110-
Non Families$28,324$40,884
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Income by Household Type

Jim Thorpe Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Jim Thorpe Married by Age and Sex

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Jim Thorpe 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.

Jim Thorpe Marital Status by Race

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Jim Thorpe Marital Status

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Number of Veterans

262

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam96
First Gulf War62
Second Gulf War27
Korea12
World War II

Jim Thorpe Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5483
75+69
65 to 7460
55 to 6449
18 to 3419

Jim Thorpe Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2807.48%
Hispanic1932.20%

Jim Thorpe Veterans by Race

Jim Thorpe Veterans by Education

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13.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jim Thorpe Veterans by Education

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70.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Jim Thorpe Employment by Age

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Jim Thorpe Employment by Race

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Jim Thorpe Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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84.55%

Born in Jim Thorpe

99.33%

Native Born

0.67%

Foreign Born

0.30%

Non Citizen

0.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.33% of Jim Thorpe residents were born in the United States, with 84.55% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Jim Thorpe Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,65910.02%
20204,65810.02%
20194,65710.02%
20184,656210.45%
20174,635230.50%
20164,612-27-0.58%
20154,639-41-0.88%
20144,680-29-0.62%
20134,709-24-0.51%
20124,733-28-0.59%
20114,761-19-0.40%
20104,780-24-0.05%
20004,804-244-0.49%
19905,048-215-0.42%
19805,263-193-0.36%
19705,456-489-0.85%
19605,9450.00%

Jim Thorpe Population by Year