Sunbury, Pennsylvania Population 2020

9,273

Sunbury is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 9,273, it is the 74th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 3255th largest city in the United States. Sunbury is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -6.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,905 in 2010. Sunbury reached it's highest population of 15,721 in 1920. Spanning over 2 miles, Sunbury has a population density of 4,584 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sunbury is $46,880 with a poverty rate of 21.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $633 per month, and the median house value is $78,500. The median age in Sunbury is 36.4 years, 34.6 years for males, and 38.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 103.1 males.

Sunbury Demographics

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

  • White: 93.94%
  • Black or African American: 3.55%
  • Two or more races: 1.29%
  • Other race: 1.11%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sunbury, Pennsylvania is 9,273, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,409.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,905.

Sunbury, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202089,715-684-0.76%
201990,399-684-0.76%
201891,083-684-0.75%
201791,767-508-0.55%
201692,275-615-0.67%
201592,890-719-0.77%
201493,609-287-0.31%
201393,896-523-0.56%
201294,419240.03%
201194,395940.10%
201094,3010.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,00093.94%
Black or African American3403.55%
Two or More Races1241.29%
Some Other Race1061.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.11%

Sunbury Population Pyramid 2020

Sunbury Median Age

36.4


Total

34.6


Male

38.9


Female

Sunbury Adults

There are 7,509 adults, (1,519 of whom are seniors) in Sunbury.

Sunbury Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Sunbury Sex Ratio

Female

4,718

49.24%

Male

4,863

50.76%

Sunbury Households and Families

Sunbury Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sunbury Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.6%21.4%
All45%55%
Male39.3%60.7%
Non Family29.1%70.9%
Female26%74%

45.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,2242.1645
Non Family1,9731.1429.1
Married1,3133.2178.6
Female5542.826
Male3842.8539.3

2.87

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

9.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sunbury Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3224.98%
9th to 12th Grade84813.12%
High School Graduate3,36552.05%
Some College70410.89%
Associates Degree6409.90%
Bachelors Degree4356.73%
Graduate Degree1512.34%

Sunbury Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,8744,810533
Hispanic35828846
Black2071717
Multiple Races6558
Other Race635413

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 89.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 20.63%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,067$34,812$25,254
Less Than High School$21,964$26,641$14,375
High School Grad$30,433$36,862$22,338
Some College$27,288$32,176$25,848
Bachelors Degree$34,954$37,656$34,583
Graduate Degree$55,208$75,357$39,453

$30,067

Average Earnings

$34,812

Average Male

$25,254

Average Female

Sunbury Language

Sunbury Language by Age

Sunbury Language

95.42% of Sunbury residents speak only English, while 4.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.58% of the population.

Sunbury Poverty

Sunbury Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,2081,64420.03%
Hispanic59425042.09%
Other1069892.45%
Black2168639.81%
Multiple1174034.19%
Native1111100.00%

21.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.61%

Male Poverty Rate

22.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sunbury

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sunbury is White, with 20.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.10%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.06%
Some College21.48%
Bachelors or Greater17.77%
High School17.09%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed49.75%
Female Unemployed14.89%
Female Employed10.59%
Male Employed9.75%

Sunbury Income

Sunbury Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,965$46,880
Families$46,006$60,796
Married Families$62,220-
Non Families$20,905$27,887

Sunbury Marital Status

Sunbury Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Sunbury Married by Age and Sex

Sunbury Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sunbury Marital Status by Race

Sunbury Veterans

605

Number of Veterans

565

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam183
Korea70
First Gulf War55
World War II49
Second Gulf War38
Age Group Veterans
75+184
55 to 64173
65 to 74141
35 to 5497
18 to 3410
Name Veterans % of Total
White5998.44%
Hispanic61.29%
2 or More68.00%

$Sunbury Veterans by Education

14.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sunbury Employment Status

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Sunbury 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

85.29%

Born in Pennsylvania

99.53%

Native Born

0.47%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.53% of Sunbury residents were born in the United States, with 85.29% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,273-68-0.73%
20199,341-68-0.72%
20189,409-86-0.91%
20179,495-68-0.71%
20169,563-74-0.77%
20159,637-79-0.81%
20149,716-45-0.46%
20139,761-62-0.63%
20129,823-34-0.34%
20119,857-24-0.24%
20109,881-729-0.71%
200010,610-981-0.88%
199011,591-701-0.59%
198012,292-733-0.58%
197013,025-662-0.49%
196013,687-1,883-1.28%
195015,5701080.07%
194015,462-164-0.11%
193015,626-95-0.06%
192015,7211,9511.33%
191013,7703,9603.45%
19009,8103,8805.16%
18905,9301,8533.82%
18804,0779462.68%
18703,1310.00%