Mount Carmel, PA Population

Population: 6,390. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,053 (-5.3% change)
Males: 2,989 (46.8%), Females: 3,401 (53.2%)

Zip code: 17851

Median resident age: 44.6 years
Median household income: $22,168
Median house value: $32,900

Races in Mount Carmel:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Polish (30.8%), Irish (17.1%), Italian (16.7%), German (16.2%), Dutch (9.2%), Ukrainian (5.3%).

Land area: 0.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Mount Carmel

  • High school or higher: 76.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Carmel borough

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 16.7%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

3.3% Foreign born (2.2% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -862 (-11.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Mount Carmel:

  • ASHLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; ASHLAND, PA)
  • SHAMOKIN AREA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; COAL TOWNSHIP, PA)
  • BLOOMSBURG HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mount Carmel:

  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 44 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
  • WILLIAMSPORT RGNL (about 47 miles; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Abbreviation: IPT)
  • LANCASTER (about 48 miles; LANCASTER, PA; Abbreviation: LNS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mount Carmel:

  • SCHUYLKILL COUNTY /JOE ZERBEY/ (about 8 miles; POTTSVILLE, PA; Abbreviation: ZER)
  • NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (about 10 miles; SHAMOKIN, PA; Abbreviation: N79)
  • BLOOMSBURG MUNI (about 13 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Abbreviation: N13)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Carmel:

  • BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 16 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,880)
  • BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; LEWISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,534)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,582)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (about 45 miles; READING, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,003)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN ST HARRISBURG (about 47 miles; MIDDLETOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (about 48 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,653)
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,438)

Schools

Public high school in Mount Carmel:

  • MOUNT CARMEL AREA JSHS (Students: 924; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Mount Carmel:

  • MOUNT CARMEL AREA EL SCH (Students: 870; Grades: PK – 06)
Private primary/middle school in Mount Carmel:

  • HOLY SPIRIT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 177; Location: 250 WEST AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Mount Carmel:

  • MOUNT CARMEL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $108,499; Location: 30 SOUTH OAK ST; 36,946 books; 1,227 audio materials; 398 video materials; 200 serial subscriptions)

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