Tamaqua, Pennsylvania Population 2020

6,597

Tamaqua is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 6,597, it is the 129th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 4073rd largest city in the United States. Tamaqua is currently declining at a rate of -0.81% annually and its population has decreased by -7.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,107 in 2010. Tamaqua reached it's highest population of 12,936 in 1930. Spanning over 10 miles, Tamaqua has a population density of 690 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tamaqua is $50,084 with a poverty rate of 16.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $718 per month, and the median house value is $60,400. The median age in Tamaqua is 40.1 years, 36.1 years for males, and 44.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 107.1 males.

Tamaqua Demographics

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

  • White: 97.12%
  • Two or more races: 1.57%
  • Other race: 0.79%
  • Black or African American: 0.37%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania is 6,597, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,705.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,107.

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,60097.12%
Two or More Races1071.57%
Some Other Race540.79%
Black or African American250.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.15%

Tamaqua Population Pyramid 2020

Tamaqua Median Age

40.1


Total

36.1


Male

44.1


Female

Tamaqua Adults

There are 5,207 adults, (1,172 of whom are seniors) in Tamaqua.

Tamaqua Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Tamaqua Sex Ratio

Female

3,282

48.29%

Male

3,514

51.71%

Tamaqua Households and Families

Tamaqua Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Tamaqua Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
Female61.8%38.2%
All59.8%40.2%
Non Family48.2%51.8%
Male41.2%58.8%

59.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0512.2359.8
Non Family1,3471.1348.2
Married1,1343.375.2
Female4342.8961.8
Male1362.0741.2

3.01

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Tamaqua Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1944.15%
9th to 12th Grade4219.01%
High School Graduate2,04543.79%
Some College74415.93%
Associates Degree60713.00%
Bachelors Degree4669.98%
Graduate Degree1934.13%

Tamaqua Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,5573,963659
Hispanic7261
Other Race2517
Black2525
Native American10
Multiple Races66

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 14.46%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,745$42,283$28,197
Less Than High School$28,750$43,906$18,393
High School Grad$33,524$40,540$24,702
Some College$28,650$39,432$26,216
Bachelors Degree$43,555$52,396$42,656
Graduate Degree$55,673$55,913$46,932

$34,745

Average Earnings

$42,283

Average Male

$28,197

Average Female

Tamaqua Language

Tamaqua Language by Age

Tamaqua Language

97.02% of Tamaqua residents speak only English, while 2.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.66% of the population.

Tamaqua Poverty

Tamaqua Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,39795214.88%
Hispanic2328536.64%
Multiple1073633.64%
Black252184.00%

16.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.82%

Male Poverty Rate

15.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tamaqua

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tamaqua is Black, with 84.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tamaqua is White, with 14.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.03%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.90%
High School13.79%
Some College12.81%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed56.39%
Female Unemployed36.36%
Female Employed8.11%
Male Employed1.47%

Tamaqua Income

Tamaqua Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,481$50,084
Families$54,545$62,595
Married Families$67,635-
Non Families$22,450$31,960

Tamaqua Marital Status

Tamaqua Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Tamaqua Married by Age and Sex

Tamaqua Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Tamaqua Marital Status by Race

Tamaqua Veterans

456

Number of Veterans

430

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam149
First Gulf War88
Second Gulf War82
Korea42
World War II19
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54139
65 to 74118
75+96
55 to 6470
18 to 3433

$Tamaqua Veterans by Education

6.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tamaqua Employment Status

60.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Tamaqua 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

87.18%

Born in Pennsylvania

99.31%

Native Born

0.69%

Foreign Born

0.41%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.31% of Tamaqua residents were born in the United States, with 87.18% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.41% 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
20206,597-54-0.81%
20196,651-54-0.81%
20186,705-40-0.59%
20176,745-54-0.79%
20166,799-44-0.64%
20156,843-61-0.88%
20146,904-60-0.86%
20136,964-37-0.53%
20127,001-40-0.57%
20117,041-59-0.83%
20107,100-74-0.10%
20007,174-769-1.01%
19907,943-900-1.07%
19808,843-403-0.44%
19709,246-927-0.95%
196010,173-1,335-1.23%
195011,508-978-0.81%
194012,486-450-0.35%
193012,9365730.45%
192012,3632,9012.71%
19109,4622,1952.67%
19007,2671,2131.84%
18906,0543240.55%
18805,730-230-0.39%
18705,9601,0411.94%
18604,9191,8394.79%
18503,0800.00%