Shamokin, Pennsylvania Population 2020

6,874

Shamokin is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 6,874, it is the 123rd largest city in Pennsylvania and the 3986th largest city in the United States. Shamokin is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -6.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,374 in 2010. Shamokin reached it's highest population of 21,204 in 1920. Spanning over 1 miles, Shamokin has a population density of 8,242 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shamokin is $41,483 with a poverty rate of 29.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $593 per month, and the median house value is $37,200. The median age in Shamokin is 41.1 years, 38.9 years for males, and 43.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.8 males.

Shamokin Demographics

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

  • White: 92.24%
  • Two or more races: 4.27%
  • Black or African American: 2.17%
  • Other race: 0.89%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Asian: 0.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shamokin, Pennsylvania is 6,874, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,984.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,374.

Shamokin, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,54592.24%
Two or More Races3034.27%
Black or African American1542.17%
Some Other Race630.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.42%
Asian10.01%

Shamokin Population Pyramid 2020

Shamokin Median Age

41.1


Total

38.9


Male

43.6


Female

Shamokin Adults

There are 5,297 adults, (1,240 of whom are seniors) in Shamokin.

Shamokin Age Dependency

74.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Shamokin Sex Ratio

Female

3,779

53.26%

Male

3,317

46.74%

Shamokin Households and Families

Shamokin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shamokin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.7%26.3%
All56.2%43.8%
Non Family52.6%47.4%
Male43.7%56.3%
Female40.6%59.4%

56.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3272.1356.2
Non Family1,5111.1552.6
Married1,0013.0773.7
Female6482.8840.6
Male1672.3243.7

2.79

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

10.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shamokin Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2545.15%
9th to 12th Grade4098.29%
High School Graduate2,37548.12%
Some College87117.65%
Associates Degree3336.75%
Bachelors Degree4348.79%
Graduate Degree2605.27%

Shamokin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,7104,077694
Hispanic161131
Multiple Races8383
Other Race3521
Native American3030
Black99

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.73%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,437$39,700$24,762
Less Than High School$26,771$$26,250
High School Grad$26,387$37,039$19,018
Some College$28,986$39,375$25,377
Bachelors Degree$32,321$40,885$31,012
Graduate Degree$37,833$79,861$32,114

$29,437

Average Earnings

$39,700

Average Male

$24,762

Average Female

Shamokin Language

Shamokin Language by Age

Shamokin Language

96.34% of Shamokin residents speak only English, while 3.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.46% of the population.

Shamokin Poverty

Shamokin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,2371,60725.77%
Hispanic55742075.40%
Multiple30325784.82%
Other631726.98%
Black15495.84%
Asian11100.00%

29.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.05%

Male Poverty Rate

31.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shamokin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shamokin is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shamokin is Black, with 5.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School47.06%
Some College27.08%
High School25.31%
Bachelors or Greater8.36%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed72.56%
Male Unemployed41.18%
Female Employed15.81%
Male Employed8.57%

Shamokin Income

Shamokin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,461$41,483
Families$41,293$52,403
Married Families$66,146-
Non Families$18,489$25,487

Shamokin Marital Status

Shamokin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

33.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Shamokin Married by Age and Sex

Shamokin 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.

Shamokin Marital Status by Race

Shamokin Veterans

561

Number of Veterans

535

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam196
First Gulf War118
Second Gulf War88
Korea48
World War II27
Name Veterans % of Total
White53010.36%
Indian2893.33%
Hispanic167.69%
2 or More33.06%

$Shamokin Veterans by Education

10.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shamokin Employment Status

56.8%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

10.1%

Unemployment Rate

Shamokin 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

82.88%

Born in Pennsylvania

99.13%

Native Born

0.87%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.13% of Shamokin residents were born in the United States, with 82.88% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,874-55-0.79%
20196,929-55-0.79%
20186,984-66-0.94%
20177,050-55-0.77%
20167,105-58-0.81%
20157,163-66-0.91%
20147,229-39-0.54%
20137,268-51-0.70%
20127,319-25-0.34%
20117,344-19-0.26%
20107,363-646-0.84%
20008,009-1,175-1.36%
19909,184-1,173-1.19%
198010,357-1,362-1.23%
197011,719-1,955-1.53%
196013,674-3,205-2.08%
195016,879-1,931-1.08%
194018,810-1,464-0.75%
193020,274-930-0.45%
192021,2041,6160.80%
191019,5881,3860.74%
190018,2023,7992.37%
189014,4036,2195.82%
18808,1843,8646.60%
18704,3200.00%