Plum, Pennsylvania Population 2020

26,947

Plum is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 26,947, it is the 20th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 1422nd largest city in the United States. Plum is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -0.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,126 in 2010. Plum reached it's highest population of 27,488 in 2014. Spanning over 29 miles, Plum has a population density of 943 people per square mile.

The average household income in Plum is $88,090 with a poverty rate of 4.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $904 per month, and the median house value is $149,300. The median age in Plum is 45.9 years, 44.9 years for males, and 46.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.7 males.

Plum Demographics

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

  • White: 93.83%
  • Black or African American: 3.23%
  • Two or more races: 2.54%
  • Asian: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
  • Other race: 0.06%
  • Native American: 0.05%
The current population of Plum, Pennsylvania is 26,947, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,135.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,126.

Plum, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,62093.83%
Black or African American8833.23%
Two or More Races6942.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander380.14%
Asian380.14%
Some Other Race160.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.05%

Plum Population Pyramid 2020

Plum Median Age

45.9


Total

44.9


Male

46.8


Female

Plum Adults

There are 22,010 adults, (5,679 of whom are seniors) in Plum.

Plum Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Plum Sex Ratio

Female

14,167

51.89%

Male

13,137

48.11%

Plum Households and Families

Plum Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Plum Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.4%9.6%
Female83.5%16.5%
All81.1%18.9%
Male73.2%26.8%
Non Family61.5%38.5%

81.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,3872.3981.1
Married6,9372.8890.4
Non Family3,1901.1761.5
Female8312.6483.5
Male4292.9573.2

2.83

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Plum Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1380.68%
9th to 12th Grade7083.46%
High School Graduate6,01629.44%
Some College3,76918.44%
Associates Degree2,44911.98%
Bachelors Degree4,83223.64%
Graduate Degree2,52512.36%

Plum Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,44218,6197,025
Black554531174
Hispanic255255114
Multiple Races12512536
Asian38385
Islander282811
Other Race1616
Native American1515

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 hispanic people with a rate of 44.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,444$53,167$35,725
Less Than High School$26,406$33,071$
High School Grad$33,613$42,542$24,694
Some College$42,785$52,985$30,394
Bachelors Degree$53,830$69,375$46,369
Graduate Degree$62,682$83,341$51,976

$44,444

Average Earnings

$53,167

Average Male

$35,725

Average Female

Plum Language

Plum Language by Age

Plum Language

97.32% of Plum residents speak only English, while 2.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.68% of the population.

Plum Poverty

Plum Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,2101,0374.11%
Black86910612.20%
Multiple693375.34%
Hispanic344154.36%

4.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.95%

Male Poverty Rate

4.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plum

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plum is Black, with 12.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plum is White, with 4.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.40%
High School6.62%
Some College3.85%
Bachelors or Greater1.12%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed4.46%
Female Employed2.43%
Male Employed1.12%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Plum Income

Plum Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$75,326$88,090
Families$88,153$101,582
Married Families$96,083-
Non Families$41,209$50,987

Plum Marital Status

Plum Marital Status

Marriage Rates

62.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.0%

Male Marriage Rate

59.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Plum Married by Age and Sex

Plum 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 35-44.

Plum Marital Status by Race

Plum Veterans

2,051

Number of Veterans

1,950

Male Veterans

101

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam777
Second Gulf War398
First Gulf War240
Korea238
World War II178
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0329.61%
Hispanic4718.43%
2 or More1913.29%

$Plum Veterans by Education

3.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plum Employment Status

66.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Plum 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

87.20%

Born in Pennsylvania

98.54%

Native Born

1.46%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.54% of Plum residents were born in the United States, with 87.20% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202026,947-94-0.35%
201927,041-94-0.35%
201827,135-76-0.28%
201727,211-94-0.34%
201627,305-69-0.25%
201527,374-114-0.41%
201427,488320.12%
201327,456910.33%
201227,365830.30%
201127,2821340.49%
201027,1482080.08%
200026,9401,3310.51%
199025,6092190.09%
198025,3903,4581.47%
197021,93211,6917.91%
196010,2410.00%