Tamaqua, Pennsylvania Population 2021

6,606
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Tamaqua is a city located in Schuylkill County Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 6,606, it is the 126th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 4081st largest city in the United States . Tamaqua is currently declining at a rate of -0.44% annually and its population has decreased by -7.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,107 in 2010. Tamaqua reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 10 miles, Tamaqua has a population density of 691 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tamaqua is $50,893 with a poverty rate of 15.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $716 per month, and the median house value is $62,800. The median age in Tamaqua is 41.6 years, 35.8 years for males, and 46.1 years for females.

Tamaqua Demographics

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

  • White: 96.24%
  • Two or more races: 2.02%
  • Other race: 1.04%
  • Black or African American: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania is 6,606 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,664.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,107.

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,47896.24%
Two or More Races1362.02%
Some Other Race701.04%
Black or African American340.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.19%
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Tamaqua Population by Race

Tamaqua Population Pyramid $2021

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Tamaqua Median Age

41.6


Total

35.8


Male

46.1


Female

Tamaqua Adults

There are 5,214 adults, (1,279 of whom are seniors) in Tamaqua.

Tamaqua Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Tamaqua Sex Ratio

Female

3,214

47.75%

Male

3,517

52.25%

Tamaqua Population by Age

Tamaqua Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tamaqua Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male46.2%53.8%
Non Family46.9%53.1%
Female57.4%42.6%
All59.1%40.9%
Married76.9%23.1%

59.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tamaqua Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1462.1459.1
Non Family1,4351.1246.9
Married1,1533.1476.9
Female3592.8957.4
Male1992.3646.2

2.93

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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Tamaqua Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1543.29%
9th to 12th Grade4299.16%
High School Graduate2,13445.59%
Some College72515.49%
Associates Degree51210.94%
Bachelors Degree53511.43%
Graduate Degree1924.10%
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Tamaqua Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tamaqua Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,4333,906652
Hispanic17513260
Black3434
Other Race3219
2+ Races262615
Native American13

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 2+ races people with a rate of 57.69%.

Tamaqua Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,716$43,977$28,750
Less Than 9th Grade$28,906$41,667$19,125
High School Graduate$37,654$40,986$24,868
Some College$29,630$37,468$24,972
Bachelors Degree$43,288$59,038$38,381
Graduate Degree$58,895$59,102$58,295

$36,716

Average Earnings

$43,977

Average Male

$28,750

Average Female

Tamaqua Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tamaqua Language by Age

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Tamaqua Language

96.65% of Tamaqua residents speak only English, while 3.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.98% of the population.

Tamaqua Language

Tamaqua Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,10889514.65%
Hispanic4236816.08%
Multiple1363626.47%
Black342573.53%

15.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.74%

Male Poverty Rate

15.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tamaqua

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tamaqua is Black, with 73.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tamaqua is White, with 14.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.82%.

Tamaqua Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.33%
High School17.10%
Some College10.91%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Tamaqua Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed73.33%
Female Unemployed40.00%
Female Employed5.22%
Male Employed2.17%

Tamaqua Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tamaqua Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,921$50,893
Families$62,753$64,042
Married Families$68,977-
Non Families$22,122$33,053
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Income by Household Type

Tamaqua Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Tamaqua Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Tamaqua Marital Status

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473

Number of Veterans

441

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam166
Second Gulf War114
First Gulf War101
Korea23
World War II10

Tamaqua Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54173
65 to 74137
75+76
55 to 6454
18 to 3433

Tamaqua Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4679.21%
2+ Races69.09%

Tamaqua Veterans by Race

Tamaqua Veterans by Education

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11.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tamaqua Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Tamaqua Employment by Age

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Tamaqua Employment by Race

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Tamaqua Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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84.10%

Born in Tamaqua

98.71%

Native Born

1.29%

Foreign Born

0.48%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.71% of Tamaqua residents were born in the United States, with 84.10% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tamaqua Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,606-29-0.44%
20206,635-29-0.44%
20196,664-29-0.43%
20186,693-45-0.67%
20176,738-59-0.87%
20166,797-45-0.66%
20156,842-62-0.90%
20146,904-60-0.86%
20136,964-37-0.53%
20127,001-41-0.58%
20117,042-58-0.82%
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%

Tamaqua Population by Year