Belfast, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,257. Population change since 2000: -3.4%
Males: 770  (61.3%)
Females: 487  (38.7%)
Median resident age:  42.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 18064.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $67,339 (it was $43,784 in 2000)
Belfast:

$67,339
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,956 (it was $19,155 in 2000)

Belfast CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $173,809 (it was $124,300 in 2000)
Belfast:

$173,809
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $314,941; Detached houses: $381,847; Mobile homes: $34,229

Median gross rent in 2013: $774.

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  • Races in Belfast, PA (2010)

    Belfast races chart
    • 1,19294.8%White alone
    • 342.7%Hispanic
    • 100.8%Black alone
    • 100.8%Asian alone
    • 100.8%Two or more races
    • 10.08%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Belfast: 99.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Belfast, PA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (28.5%), Irish (14.8%), Italian (14.5%), English (10.8%), Polish (9.5%), Swedish (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   (low).

Belfast,PA real estate house value index trend

Belfast, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Belfast:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belfast CDP:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,480 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,689 (2.7%)

Belfast satellite photo by USGS

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

Belfast household income distribution Belfast home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Sales and related occupations (31%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (27%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (1%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Belfast: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Belfast, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Belfast, Pennsylvania average temperatures Belfast, Pennsylvania average precipitation Belfast, Pennsylvania humidity Belfast, Pennsylvania wind speed Belfast, Pennsylvania snowfall Belfast, Pennsylvania sunshine Belfast, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Belfast-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 9% smaller 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 near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% 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 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 224.4 miles away from Belfast 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 the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 268.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 271.1 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belfast topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE SLATEBELT (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; WIND GAP, PA)
  • NORTHWOOD SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 5 miles away; EASTON, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE EASTON (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; EASTON, PA)
  • SLATE BELT VISITING NURSES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; PEN ARGYL, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belfast:

  • Lafayette College (about 7 miles; Easton, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,562)
  • Northampton County Area Community College (about 9 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 7,195)
  • Lehigh University (about 14 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 6,565)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 16 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,195)
  • DeSales University (about 18 miles; Center Valley, PA; FT enrollment: 2,862)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 18 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,792)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 20 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)

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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 107. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

107
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.229. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.229
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 9.03. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.03
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.15
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 2.6%
(2.6% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Belfast compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Belfast travel time to work - commute Belfast mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Coal or coke (8%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic81,45626
Mainline Protestant54,336120
Evangelical Protestant17,79483
Other2,81719
Orthodox2,2005
Black Protestant1562
None138,976-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

5.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($477 average AGI)
Northampton County:

0.07%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lehigh County, PA  1.69% ($39,568 average AGI)
from Warren County, NJ  0.27% ($38,952)
from Monroe County, PA  0.26% ($41,886)


5.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($526 average AGI)
Northampton County:

0.07%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lehigh County, PA  1.82% ($37,849 average AGI)
to Monroe County, PA  0.23% ($40,115)
to Warren County, NJ  0.18% ($38,335)

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
Choose year:  2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0155.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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