Sunbury, Pennsylvania Population 2021

9,258
map placeholder

Sunbury is a city located in Northumberland County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Northumberland County. With a 2020 population of 9,258, it is the 74th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 3264th largest city in the United States . Sunbury is currently declining at a rate of -0.56% annually and its population has decreased by -6.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,905 in 2010. Sunbury reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Sunbury has a population density of 4,577 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sunbury is $47,671 with a poverty rate of 18.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $650 per month, and the median house value is $81,300. The median age in Sunbury is 35.7 years, 34.1 years for males, and 39.4 years for females.

Sunbury Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sunburywas:

  • White: 93.29%
  • Black or African American: 3.84%
  • Two or more races: 1.94%
  • Other race: 0.81%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sunbury, Pennsylvania is 9,258 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,362.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,905.

Sunbury, Pennsylvania Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202190,369-237-0.26%
202090,606-237-0.26%
201990,843-237-0.26%
201891,080-641-0.70%
201791,721-562-0.61%
201692,283-595-0.64%
201592,878-712-0.77%
201493,590-287-0.31%
201393,877-533-0.57%
201294,410180.02%
201194,392990.10%
201094,2930.00%

Sunbury Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,84493.29%
Black or African American3643.84%
Two or More Races1841.94%
Some Other Race770.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.12%
Loading...

Sunbury Population by Race

Sunbury Population Pyramid $2021

Loading...

Sunbury Median Age

35.7


Total

34.1


Male

39.4


Female

Sunbury Adults

There are 7,466 adults, (1,605 of whom are seniors) in Sunbury.

Sunbury Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sunbury Sex Ratio

Female

4,743

50.03%

Male

4,737

49.97%

Sunbury Population by Age

Sunbury Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

map placeholder

Sunbury Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family25.3%74.7%
Female28.3%71.7%
Male39.9%60.1%
All41.6%58.4%
Married75.4%24.6%

41.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sunbury Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,2252.1341.6
Non Family2,0251.1625.3
Married1,2323.1775.4
Female6002.8628.3
Male3682.7739.9

2.84

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

Loading...

Sunbury Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2954.64%
9th to 12th Grade71211.19%
High School Graduate3,52055.34%
Some College65310.27%
Associates Degree5148.08%
Bachelors Degree5338.38%
Graduate Degree1342.11%
Loading...

Sunbury Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sunbury Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,7714,865631
Hispanic33728122
Black21617114
2+ Races5647
Other Race45388

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 84.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 17.78%.

Sunbury Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,037$36,250$25,488
Less Than 9th Grade$21,870$25,156$14,468
High School Graduate$30,862$37,772$22,013
Some College$28,971$32,375$26,754
Bachelors Degree$36,322$43,214$35,425
Graduate Degree$62,143$77,143$58,333

$31,037

Average Earnings

$36,250

Average Male

$25,488

Average Female

Sunbury Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sunbury Language by Age

Loading...

Sunbury Language

95.82% of Sunbury residents speak only English, while 4.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.07% of the population.

Sunbury Language

Sunbury Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,0561,34316.67%
Hispanic52021340.96%
Black2199844.75%
Other777090.91%
Multiple1756336.00%
Native1111100.00%

18.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.45%

Male Poverty Rate

21.29%

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 16.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.19%.

Sunbury Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Some College22.52%
Less Than 9th Grade19.05%
High School14.11%
Bachelors or Greater12.63%

Sunbury Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed29.76%
Female Unemployed29.70%
Female Employed11.62%
Male Employed5.17%

Sunbury Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sunbury Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$34,644$47,671
Families$50,682$61,831
Married Families$65,795-
Non Families$21,653$28,943
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Sunbury Marital Status

map placeholder

Marriage Rates

35.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.8%

Male Marriage Rate

34.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sunbury Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

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

map placeholder

Sunbury Marital Status

Loading...

530

Number of Veterans

489

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam177
Korea66
First Gulf War52
World War II43
Second Gulf War21

Sunbury Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74168
75+155
55 to 64128
35 to 5469
18 to 3410

Sunbury Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White5277.48%
Black31.17%

Sunbury Veterans by Race

Sunbury Veterans by Education

Loading...

18.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sunbury Veterans by Education

Loading...

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Sunbury Employment by Age

Loading...

Sunbury Employment by Race

Loading...

Sunbury Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

86.52%

Born in Sunbury

99.47%

Native Born

0.53%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.47% of Sunbury residents were born in the United States, with 86.52% 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 Europe.

Sunbury Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,258-52-0.56%
20209,310-52-0.56%
20199,362-52-0.55%
20189,414-82-0.86%
20179,496-72-0.75%
20169,568-72-0.75%
20159,640-76-0.78%
20149,716-46-0.47%
20139,762-63-0.64%
20129,825-32-0.32%
20119,857-23-0.23%
20109,880-730-0.71%
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%

Sunbury Population by Year