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People

Total Population 4,712
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,802
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,057
% Above Poverty Level 86.1%
% Below Poverty Level 13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.9%
Median Gross Rent $752
Median House Value $131,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 26.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jim Thorpe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NW of Allentown, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Carbon
Metro Area Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton
Standard Zip Codes 18229
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.875
Longitude -75.732

Jim Thorpe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BELTZVILLE DAM
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Station FRANCIS E WALTER DAM
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station HAMBURG
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bowmanstown 1,119 $67,955
Lehighton 5,388 $49,416

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jim Thorpe Public Libraries

Library
Dimmick Memorial Library
54 BROADWAY
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
(570) 325-2131

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Jim Thorpe High Schools

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JIM THORPE AREA SHS
570-325-3663
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 711 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

CARBON COUNTY AVTS
570-325-3682
A Vocational School
Serves 335 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

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