West Hazleton, Pennsylvania Population 2020

4,471

West Hazleton is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 4,471, it is the 220th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 5082nd largest city in the United States. West Hazleton is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually and its population has decreased by -2.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,594 in 2010. West Hazleton reached it's highest population of 6,278 in 1960. Spanning over 1 miles, West Hazleton has a population density of 2,983 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Hazleton is $51,744 with a poverty rate of 26.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $796 per month, and the median house value is $68,400. The median age in West Hazleton is 32.8 years, 30.7 years for males, and 40.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 117.7 males.

West Hazleton Demographics

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

  • White: 62.32%
  • Other race: 30.36%
  • Black or African American: 6.54%
  • Two or more races: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania is 4,471, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,477.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,594.

West Hazleton, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,80262.32%
Some Other Race1,36530.36%
Black or African American2946.54%
Two or More Races350.78%

West Hazleton Population Pyramid 2020

West Hazleton Median Age

32.8


Total

30.7


Male

40.1


Female

West Hazleton Adults

There are 3,606 adults, (618 of whom are seniors) in West Hazleton.

West Hazleton Age Dependency

50.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

West Hazleton Sex Ratio

Female

2,065

45.93%

Male

2,431

54.07%

West Hazleton Households and Families

West Hazleton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Hazleton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female60.7%39.3%
Non Family50.9%49.1%
All47.8%52.2%
Married45%55%
Male32.1%67.9%

47.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7242.5947.8
Non Family6231.1950.9
Married5493.5245
Female2903.6160.7
Male2622.8732.1

3.25

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

9.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Hazleton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade58919.47%
9th to 12th Grade38812.83%
High School Graduate99332.83%
Some College44914.84%
Associates Degree2147.07%
Bachelors Degree32210.64%
Graduate Degree702.31%

West Hazleton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic1,524700142
White1,4691,316250
Other Race81032649
Black19012959

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.58%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 31.05%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,571$29,313$22,665
Less Than High School$19,740$25,544$18,500
High School Grad$25,152$29,063$17,679
Some College$34,911$43,651$28,250
Bachelors Degree$25,694$40,625$22,075
Graduate Degree$$$

$26,571

Average Earnings

$29,313

Average Male

$22,665

Average Female

West Hazleton Language

West Hazleton Language by Age

West Hazleton Language

47.18% of West Hazleton residents speak only English, while 52.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 52.20% of the population.

West Hazleton Poverty

West Hazleton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,52085533.93%
Other1,36170952.09%
White1,90830916.19%
Black28510.35%
Multiple3013.33%

26.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.55%

Male Poverty Rate

33.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Hazleton

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Hazleton is Other, with 52.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Hazleton is Black, with 0.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.47%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.76%
High School25.38%
Some College15.99%
Bachelors or Greater5.36%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed69.09%
Male Unemployed24.14%
Male Employed12.49%
Female Employed4.88%

West Hazleton Income

West Hazleton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,929$51,744
Families$45,781$57,628
Married Families$42,721-
Non Families$34,803$39,394

West Hazleton Marital Status

West Hazleton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

Female Marriage Rate

West Hazleton Married by Age and Sex

West Hazleton 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 20-34.

West Hazleton Marital Status by Race

West Hazleton Veterans

145

Number of Veterans

127

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam52
Korea24
World War II12
Second Gulf War12
First Gulf War10

$West Hazleton Veterans by Education

20.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Hazleton Employment Status

59.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

West Hazleton 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

46.15%

Born in Pennsylvania

69.97%

Native Born

30.03%

Foreign Born

22.33%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

69.97% of West Hazleton residents were born in the United States, with 46.15% having been born in Pennsylvania. 22.33% 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
20204,471-3-0.07%
20194,474-3-0.07%
20184,477-8-0.18%
20174,485-3-0.07%
20164,488-20-0.44%
20154,508-23-0.51%
20144,531-15-0.33%
20134,546-31-0.68%
20124,577-6-0.13%
20114,583-9-0.20%
20104,5921,0502.63%
20003,542-594-1.54%
19904,136-735-1.62%
19804,871-1,188-2.16%
19706,059-219-0.35%
19606,2780.00%