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Jim Thorpe

Overview for Jim Thorpe, PA

4,546 people live in Jim Thorpe, where the median age is 49.2 and the average individual income is $30,218. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

49.2 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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The History​

Mauch Chunk or "Bear Mountain" was founded in 1818 then was renamed Jim Thorpe in 1954 to honor the legendary Native American Olympic athlete who's body was buried there.

Rich in history, Mauch Chunk is also well known for the 1876 trials of seven Irish coal miners known as the Molly Maguires.  A fight for better working conditions resulted in the miners being accused of murder by the mining companies who were unwilling to change their ways. The end result was seven minors being hung in the streets of Mauch Chunk starting in 1877. 


You'll fall in love with the charm. 

Nestled in the Lehigh Gorge and surrounded by mountains, Jim Thorpe appropriately earned the nickname "The Switzerland of America" and is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful and romantic towns in the Poconos and even in the US. Shop-lined streets and award-winning restaurants make this a great place for a weekend getaway. In Jim Thorpe, you can spend the day white water rafting or hiking one of the many nearby trails then finish off the night with a five-star dinner and some light shopping at one of the many boutiques. 


Nearby Pocono Attractions

  • Lake Harmony 
  • Jack Frost Ski Resort
  • Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
  • Asa Packer Mansion
  • Hickory Run State Park 
  • Penn's Peak




















Around Jim Thorpe, PA

There's plenty to do around Jim Thorpe, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including 3 Kids Market & Eatery, Jim Thorpe Olive Oil, and Radical Wine Company.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.3 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.53 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.18 miles 14 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.53 miles 30 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.58 miles 33 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.68 miles 30 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Schools in Jim Thorpe, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Jim Thorpe. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Demographics and Employment Data for Jim Thorpe, PA

Jim Thorpe has 1,956 households, with an average household size of 2.32. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Jim Thorpe do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,546 people call Jim Thorpe home. The population density is 311.41 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

50.2 / 49.8%

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