Port Carbon, Pennsylvania Population 2024

1,809

Port Carbon is a city located in Schuylkill County Pennsylvania. Port Carbon has a 2024 population of 1,809. Port Carbon is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 0.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,805 in 2020.

The average household income in Port Carbon is $63,974 with a poverty rate of 7.55%. The median age in Port Carbon is 48.4 years: 49.4 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

Port Carbon Demographics

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

  • White: 92.73%
  • Black or African American: 2.69%
  • Other race: 2.17%
  • Two or more races: 1.89%
  • Asian: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,398.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.22% (4)
The current population of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania is 1,809 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,805.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,62192.73%
Black or African American472.69%
Other race382.17%
Two or more races331.89%
Asian90.51%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Port Carbon Population by Race

Port Carbon Population Pyramid 2024

Port Carbon Median Age

48.4

Total

49.4

Male

44.9

Female

Port Carbon Adults

There are 1,428 adults, (416 of whom are seniors) in Port Carbon.

Port Carbon Age Dependency

72.7

Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Port Carbon Sex Ratio

Female90451.72%
Male84448.28%

Port Carbon Population by Age

Port Carbon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7982.1978.621.4
Married3902.8995.44.6
Non Family3391.2363.436.6
Female482.9447.952.1
Male212.958119

2.89

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Port Carbon Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade886.53%
Associates Degree1208.91%
Bachelors Degree1037.65%
Graduate Degree967.13%
High School Graduate63547.14%
Less Than 9th Grade352.6%
Some College27020.04%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Port Carbon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Port Carbon Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,2751,175191
Hispanic25118
Other Race2288
Black19190
2+ Races19190
Asian900

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 36.36%.

Port Carbon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$43,750$52,917$43,125
Graduate Degree$74,167$75,000$74,167
High School Graduate$31,500$41,094$26,875
Less Than 9th Grade$29,643$35,536$28,274
Overall$36,250$41,094$34,063
Some College$35,313$0$34,531

$36,250

Average Earnings

$41,094

Average Male

$34,063

Average Female

Port Carbon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Port Carbon Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Port Carbon Language

97.05% of Port Carbon residents speak only English, while 2.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.28% of the population.

Port Carbon Language

Port Carbon Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,6181197.35%
Multiple331339.39%

7.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.11%

Male Poverty Rate

7.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Port Carbon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Port Carbon is Multiple, with 39.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Port Carbon is White, with 7.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.98%.

Port Carbon Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College14.62%
High School9.29%
Less Than 9th Grade5.69%
Bachelors or Greater3.02%

Port Carbon Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed7.64%
Male Employed2.65%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Port Carbon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Port Carbon Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$68,839$81,261
Households$54,706$63,974
Married Families$70,500$-999,999,999
Non Families$34,805$39,878

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Port Carbon Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Port Carbon Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Port Carbon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Port Carbon Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Port Carbon Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

135

Number of Veterans

131

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam65
Second Gulf War16
Korea16
First Gulf War6
World War II0

Port Carbon Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7455
75+36
55 to 6428
35 to 5416
18 to 340

Port Carbon Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1359.93%

Port Carbon Veterans by Race

Port Carbon Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Port Carbon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Port Carbon Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Port Carbon Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Port Carbon 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

89.53%

Born in Port Carbon

98.8%

Native Born

1.2%

Foreign Born

0.63%

Non Citizen

0.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.8% of Port Carbon residents were born in the United States, with 89.53% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Port Carbon Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,81410.06%
20281,81310.06%
20271,81210.06%
20261,81110.06%
20251,81010.06%
20241,80910.06%
20231,80830.17%
20221,805-4-0.22%
20211,80940.22%
20201,805291.63%
20191,776-10-0.56%
20181,786-11-0.61%
20171,797-12-0.66%
20161,809-13-0.71%
20151,822-18-0.98%
20141,840-15-0.81%
20131,855-7-0.38%
20121,862-12-0.64%
20111,874-12-0.64%
20101,88600%

Port Carbon Population by Year