Jim Thorpe, PA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 4,804. Estimated population in July 2005: 4,892 (+1.8% change)
Males: 2,346 (48.8%), Females: 2,458 (51.2%)

Carbon County

Zip code: 18229

Median resident age: 40.6 years
Median household income: $35,976 (year 2000)
Median house value: $79,500 (year 2000)

Races in Jim Thorpe:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (37.7%), Irish (22.9%), Italian (8.5%), Slovak (8.0%), English (5.8%), Dutch (5.3%).

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 14.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Jim Thorpe

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jim Thorpe borough

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -256 (-5.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Jim Thorpe:

  • GNADEN HUETTEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; LEHIGHTON, PA)
  • PALMERTON HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; PALMERTON, PA)
  • ST LUKE’S MINERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; COALDALE, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jim Thorpe:

  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 26 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; ID: ABE)
  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 32 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; ID: AVP)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 38 miles; READING, PA; ID: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Jim Thorpe:

  • JAKE ARNER MEMORIAL (about 6 miles; LEHIGHTON, PA; ID: 22N)
  • BELTZVILLE (about 8 miles; LEHIGHTON, PA; ID: 14N)
  • FLYING M AERODROME (about 10 miles; GERMANSVILLE, PA; ID: P91)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jim Thorpe:

  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,145)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 24 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; FT enrollment: 7,101)
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (about 24 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,334)
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,438)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; FT enrollment: 3,582)
  • LEHIGH UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; BETHLEHEM, PA; FT enrollment: 5,725)
  • NORTHAMPTON COUNTY AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; BETHLEHEM, PA; FT enrollment: 3,128)

Schools

Public high schools in Jim Thorpe:

  • JIM THORPE AREA SHS (Students: 711; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • CARBON COUNTY AVTS (Students: 335; Grades: 10 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Jim Thorpe:

  • L B MORRIS EL SCH (Students: 941; Grades: KG – 06)
  • JIM THORPE AREA JHS (Students: 170; Grades: 07 – 07)
Private primary/middle school in Jim Thorpe:

  • ST JOSEPH REGIONAL ACADEMY (Students: 233; Location: 25 W 6TH ST; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Jim Thorpe:

  • DIMMICK MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $169,645; Location: 54 BROADWAY; 21,441 books; 387 audio materials; 207 video materials; 74 serial subscriptions)