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Population in 2010: 1,257. Population change since 2000: -3.4%
Males: 776  (61.8%)
Females: 481  (38.2%)

Median resident age:  47.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18064.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,885 (it was $43,784 in 2000)
Belfast:

$62,885
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,914

Belfast CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $179,837 (it was $124,300 in 2000)
Belfast:

$179,837
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $246,456; Detached houses: $277,450; Townhouses or other attached units: $139,424; In 2-unit structures: $255,611; Mobile homes: $105,875

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  • White alone - 1,192 (94.8%)
  • Hispanic - 34 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 10 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.08%)

Races in Belfast detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Belfast: 109.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.5%), Italian (16.8%), Irish (15.5%), English (12.9%), Polish (10.3%), Dutch (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 521 feet

Land area: 1.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,141 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Belfast:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 16.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belfast CDP:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

27 residents are foreign born

This place:  2.0%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,508 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,891 (2.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bethlehem, PA (12.0 miles , pop. 71,329).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (54.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Stockertown borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Eastlawn Gardens, PA (1.6 miles ), Tatamy borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Nazareth borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Wind Gap borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Martins Creek, PA (2.2 miles ), Ackermanville, PA (2.2 miles ), Brainards, NJ (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.78 N, Longitude: 75.28 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (4%)
  • Art and design workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Belfast-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 36% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/26/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Belfast place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/21/1976, a category F3 tornado 14.5 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belfast-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 50.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.7 miles away from Belfast center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 15.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 57.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from Belfast center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Northampton County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Belfast:

  • STEP BY STEP INC/NAZARETH (Hospital, about 3 miles away; NAZARETH, PA)
  • BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; NAZARETH, PA)
  • MORAVIAN HALL SQUARE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; NAZARETH, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belfast:

  • Lafayette College (about 7 miles; Easton, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,365)
  • Northampton County Area Community College (about 8 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 5,423)
  • Lehigh University (about 14 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 5,788)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 16 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,251)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 18 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,352)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 20 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,422)
  • Centenary College (about 24 miles; Hackettstown, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,358)

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Church in Belfast: Wesley Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Union Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Northampton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.9. This is about average.
City:

31.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.71. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.71
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.459. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.459
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.21. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.21
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.4
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.3%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.8%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Belfast, PA

Belfast compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Belfast travel time to work - commute


Belfast mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Other fuel (5%)
  • Coal or coke (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Belfast CDP (based on Northampton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.23%
Here68.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents52.5%15.6%9.4%3.9%3.1%
Congregations15.8%20.7%14.9%10.4%3.6%
NameMoravian Church in AmericaJewishGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%2.3%2.1%1.3%6.6%
Congregations5.0%1.8%0.9%3.2%23.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 52
Northampton County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Northampton County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 87
Northampton County:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 240
Here:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Northampton County:

30.1%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.4%
State:

11.5%

6.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($50,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
Northampton County:

0.14%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lehigh County, PA  1.91% ($41,431 average AGI)
from Warren County, NJ  0.55% ($50,535)
from Monroe County, PA  0.39% ($43,248)


6.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,671 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($468 average AGI)
Northampton County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lehigh County, PA  2.09% ($36,401 average AGI)
to Monroe County, PA  0.26% ($40,863)
to Warren County, NJ  0.20% ($37,091)

Strongest AM radio stations in Belfast:

  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEX (1230 AM; 1 kW; EASTON, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAEB (790 AM; 4 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKAP (1470 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WTKZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALLENTOWN LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belfast:

  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WODE-FM (99.9 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • W245AC (96.9 FM; HARMONY TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSBG (93.5 FM; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WZZO (95.1 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWYY (107.1 FM; BELVIDERE, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLVR-FM (91.3 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY)
  • WKRF (107.9 FM; TOBYHANNA, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WRTY (91.1 FM; JACKSON TOWNSHIP, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV COMMONWEALTH SYS HGR ED.)
  • WBYX (88.7 FM; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • W278AI (103.5 FM; CENTER VALLEY, PA; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WCTO (96.1 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W224AU (92.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W224AS (92.7 FM; WASHINGTON, NJ; Owner: WRNJ RADIO, INC.)
  • W246AA (97.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, ETC., PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH,ETC)
  • WHCY (106.3 FM; BLAIRSTOWN, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Belfast:

  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W55BS (Channel 55; BELVIDERE, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W46BL (Channel 46; ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$184,5101$282,7606$176,5431$57,430
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$91,4600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$234,6150$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$158,2500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0155.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2006
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$154,450
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
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Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0155.00

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