Dickson City, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Dickson City: Borough of Pennsylvania

About

Dickson City is a city located in the county of Lackawanna in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 6,070 and a population density of 1,267 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 5,731 inhabitants.

The city was created 163 years ago in 1858.

Quick Facts about Dickson City

Population : 5,731 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Lackawanna County
Area : 4.79 km2
Altitude : 2,713 feet / 827 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1859 (163 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 20:45:12 (5th July 2022)
Density : 1,196 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.92% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Dickson City is located at 41°28'17"N 75°36'28"W (41.4714700, -75.6076900).

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Dickson City decreased by 5.92% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,070 - census
2011 6,065 -0.08% estimation process
2012 6,048 -0.28% estimation process
2013 6,037 -0.18% estimation process
2014 6,016 -0.35% estimation process
2015 5,888 -2.17% estimation process
2016 5,834 -0.93% estimation process
2017 5,798 -0.62% estimation process
2018 5,789 -0.16% estimation process
2019 5,761 -0.49% estimation process
2020 5,731 -0.52% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 12,347
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 12,084
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 2.2%
April 1, 2020 Population : 12,117
April 1, 2010 Population : 12,084
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 25.2%
People over 65 (%) : 14.1%
Female persons, % : 50.1%
White only, percent : 93.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 3.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.9%
Asians alone % : 0.4%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.3%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 2.3%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 92.2%
2015-2019 Veterans : 709
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 2.0%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 79.9%

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 79.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $225,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,662
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $617
2015-2019 median gross rent : $741
2015-2019 Households : 4,672
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.63
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 91.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 2.9%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 93.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 89.6%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 93.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 28.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.9%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 1.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.4%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 10,727
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 37,086
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 118,835
2012 total retail sales per capita : $9,794
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 31.7
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $77,730
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $33,568
Percentage of people living in poverty : 6.2%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 765
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 474
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 170
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 61
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 679
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 717
2010 population per square mile : 2,622.2
2010 land area in square miles : 4.61

People born in Dickson City (6)

People born in Dickson City, including Bishops of the Polish National Catholic Church Francis Carl Rowinski, baseball player Frank Parkinson, baseball player Joe Glenn, .

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Schools in Dickson City

College & universities near Dickson City, PA

Code Name City ZIP
213233 Johnson College Scranton (PA) 18508-1495

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Dickson City, PA

Code Name Address Type
SRN Scranton, PA 23 Lackawanna Avenue BUS
WKB Wilkes-Barre, PA 47 South Washington Street BUS
WHV White Haven, PA I-476, Exit 95/I-80, Exit 277, at Hwy 940 BUS

Post offices near Dickson City

Post Office Name City ZIP
Olyphan Post Office Olyphant (PA) 18447

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City Name Population Title
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Dunmore 12,836 Borough of Pennsylvania
Old Forge 8,048 City in New York, United States of America
Archbald 7,055 Borough of Pennsylvania
Blakely 6,174 Borough of Pennsylvania
Moosic 5,813 Borough of Pennsylvania
Olyphant 5,007 Borough of Pennsylvania
Clarks Summit 4,843 City in Pennsylvania, United States of America
Jessup 4,372 Borough of Pennsylvania
Throop 3,887 Borough of Pennsylvania
Spring Brook 2,691 Human settlement in United States of America
Jermyn 2,037 Borough of Pennsylvania
Moscow 2,026 Borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Mount Cobb 1,799 Census designated place
Lehigh 1,783 Township in Pennsylvania, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Dickson City distances to largest Pennsylvania cities