West Hazleton, Pennsylvania Population 2021

4,325
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West Hazleton is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 4,325, it is the 226th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 5187th largest city in the United States . West Hazleton is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -5.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,594 in 2010. West Hazleton reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, West Hazleton has a population density of 2,886 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Hazleton is $54,177 with a poverty rate of 33.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $906 per month, and the median house value is $71,400. The median age in West Hazleton is 30.3 years, 28 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.

West Hazleton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Hazletonwas:

  • White: 57.68%
  • Other race: 21.69%
  • Black or African American: 20.02%
  • Two or more races: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania is 4,325 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,355.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,594.

West Hazleton, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,52457.68%
Some Other Race94921.69%
Black or African American87620.02%
Two or More Races270.62%
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West Hazleton Population by Race

West Hazleton Population Pyramid $2021

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West Hazleton Median Age

30.3


Total

28


Male

37.9


Female

West Hazleton Adults

There are 3,347 adults, (543 of whom are seniors) in West Hazleton.

West Hazleton Age Dependency

56.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

West Hazleton Sex Ratio

Female

1,937

44.26%

Male

2,439

55.74%

West Hazleton Population by Age

West Hazleton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Hazleton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male19.5%80.5%
All43.9%56.1%
Female44.8%55.2%
Non Family46.7%53.3%
Married51.3%48.7%

43.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Hazleton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5552.843.9
Non Family5891.1746.7
Married4173.4751.3
Female3394.7944.8
Male2102.8319.5

3.67

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

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West Hazleton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade43615.92%
9th to 12th Grade27510.04%
High School Graduate1,10240.25%
Some College45816.73%
Associates Degree1676.10%
Bachelors Degree2509.13%
Graduate Degree501.83%
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West Hazleton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Hazleton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic1,46583475
White1,2481,168225
Other Race56524338
Black393309

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.59%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.03%.

West Hazleton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,473$27,528$23,774
Less Than 9th Grade$19,975$25,683$18,778
High School Graduate$25,604$27,946$
Some College$29,196$30,313$29,018
Bachelors Degree$42,935$44,620$
Graduate Degree$$$

$26,473

Average Earnings

$27,528

Average Male

$23,774

Average Female

West Hazleton Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Hazleton Language by Age

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West Hazleton Language

42.14% of West Hazleton residents speak only English, while 57.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 57.14% of the population.

West Hazleton Language

West Hazleton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,6941,30948.59%
Black87167677.61%
Other94550353.23%
White1,6231489.12%
Multiple2214.55%

33.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.04%

Male Poverty Rate

39.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Hazleton

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Hazleton is Black, with 77.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Hazleton is Multiple, with 4.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.28%.

West Hazleton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College32.48%
High School28.31%
Less Than 9th Grade22.93%
Bachelors or Greater4.00%

West Hazleton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed73.47%
Male Unemployed62.91%
Male Employed25.59%
Female Employed13.49%

West Hazleton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Hazleton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,444$54,177
Families$50,167$61,347
Married Families$53,594-
Non Families$31,938$41,071
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Income by Household Type

West Hazleton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

Female Marriage Rate

West Hazleton Married by Age and Sex

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West Hazleton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

West Hazleton Marital Status by Race

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West Hazleton Marital Status

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146

Number of Veterans

146

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam55
Korea21
World War II14
First Gulf War8
Second Gulf War8

West Hazleton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+65
65 to 7465
55 to 648
35 to 548
18 to 34

West Hazleton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1467.16%
Hispanic90.46%

West Hazleton Veterans by Race

West Hazleton Veterans by Education

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9.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Hazleton Veterans by Education

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61.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

West Hazleton Employment by Age

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West Hazleton Employment by Race

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West Hazleton 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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43.37%

Born in West Hazleton

74.61%

Native Born

25.39%

Foreign Born

17.92%

Non Citizen

7.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.61% of West Hazleton residents were born in the United States, with 43.37% having been born in Pennsylvania. 17.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Hazleton Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,325-15-0.35%
20204,340-15-0.34%
20194,355-15-0.34%
20184,370-7-0.16%
20174,377-2-0.05%
20164,379-19-0.43%
20154,398-21-0.48%
20144,419-17-0.38%
20134,436-29-0.65%
20124,465-5-0.11%
20114,470-8-0.18%
20104,4789362.37%
20003,542-594-1.54%
19904,136-735-1.62%
19804,871-1,188-2.16%
19706,059-219-0.35%
19606,2780.00%

West Hazleton Population by Year