Shamokin, Pennsylvania Population 2024

6,749

Shamokin is a city located in Northumberland County Pennsylvania. Shamokin has a 2024 population of 6,749. Shamokin is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -2.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,927 in 2020.

The average household income in Shamokin is $50,113 with a poverty rate of 35.9%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Shamokin is 38.1 years, 36.4 years for males, and 39.2 years for females.

Shamokin Demographics

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

  • White: 80.78%
  • Two or more races: 14.59%
  • Black or African American: 2.49%
  • Other race: 2.11%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
8,179.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.57% (-178)
The current population of Shamokin, Pennsylvania is 6,749 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,927.

Shamokin, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,58680.78%
Two or more races1,00914.59%
Black or African American1722.49%
Other race1462.11%
Native American20.03%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Shamokin Population by Race

Shamokin Population Pyramid 2024

Shamokin Median Age

38.1

Total

36.4

Male

39.2

Female

Shamokin Adults

There are 5,131 adults, (1,059 of whom are seniors) in Shamokin.

Shamokin Age Dependency

69.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Shamokin Sex Ratio

Female3,41449.37%
Male3,50150.63%

Shamokin Population by Age

Shamokin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8722.457.742.3
Non Family1,2971.2260.139.9
Married8323.2582.217.8
Female5013.5125.174.9
Male2423.527.372.7

3.18

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shamokin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade80817.98%
Associates Degree2886.41%
Bachelors Degree49511.02%
Graduate Degree1393.09%
High School Graduate1,87741.78%
Less Than 9th Grade2405.34%
Some College64614.38%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shamokin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shamokin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,8882,991547
Hispanic39627140
2+ Races38629156
Black806031
Other Race74400
Native American200

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 76.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 38.75%.

Shamokin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$49,149$47,899$53,969
Graduate Degree$57,414$74,375$0
High School Graduate$33,790$38,050$0
Less Than 9th Grade$19,231$0$0
Overall$34,577$41,295$24,328
Some College$34,640$43,548$25,662

$34,577

Average Earnings

$41,295

Average Male

$24,328

Average Female

Shamokin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shamokin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shamokin Language

96.59% of Shamokin residents speak only English, while 3.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

Shamokin Language

Shamokin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,5001,67630.47%
Multiple1,00965965.31%
Hispanic78849262.44%
Black1729957.56%
Other146106.85%

35.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.8%

Male Poverty Rate

40.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shamokin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shamokin is Multiple, with 65.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shamokin is Other, with 6.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.4%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 49.39%.

Shamokin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.99%
High School31.01%
Some College28.8%
Bachelors or Greater6.62%

Shamokin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed92.92%
Male Unemployed61.84%
Female Employed19.9%
Male Employed11.39%

Shamokin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shamokin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$38,616$60,147
Households$32,753$50,113
Married Families$66,912$-999,999,999
Non Families$20,435$35,787

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shamokin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

33.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Shamokin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shamokin 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 35-44.

Shamokin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shamokin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

408

Number of Veterans

366

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam111
Second Gulf War69
First Gulf War50
Korea45
World War II22

Shamokin Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+134
65 to 7480
55 to 6477
35 to 5475
18 to 3442

Shamokin Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3648.3%
2+ Races346.56%
Other Race108.62%
Hispanic102.17%

Shamokin Veterans by Race

Shamokin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

26.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shamokin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Shamokin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shamokin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shamokin 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

78.29%

Born in Shamokin

98.51%

Native Born

1.49%

Foreign Born

0.81%

Non Citizen

0.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.51% of Shamokin residents were born in the United States, with 78.29% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Shamokin Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,526-45-0.68%
20286,571-44-0.67%
20276,615-45-0.68%
20266,660-44-0.66%
20256,704-45-0.67%
20246,749-44-0.65%
20236,793-45-0.66%
20226,838-59-0.86%
20216,897-30-0.43%
20206,927-25-0.36%
20196,952-45-0.64%
20186,997-62-0.88%
20177,059-57-0.8%
20167,116-53-0.74%
20157,169-63-0.87%
20147,232-39-0.54%
20137,271-50-0.68%
20127,321-25-0.34%
20117,346-17-0.23%
20107,363-646-8.07%
20008,009-1,175-12.79%
19909,184-1,173-11.33%
198010,357-1,362-11.62%
197011,719-1,955-14.3%
196013,674-3,205-18.99%
195016,879-1,931-10.27%
194018,810-1,464-7.22%
193020,274-930-4.39%
192021,2041,6168.25%
191019,5881,3867.61%
190018,2023,79926.38%
189014,4036,21975.99%
18808,1843,86489.44%
18704,32000%
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Shamokin Population by Year