Berwick, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 10,086 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.4%
 
Males: 5,048  (50.1%)
Females: 5,038  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

39.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 18603.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,634 (it was $27,442 in 2000)
Berwick:

$41,634
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,513 (it was $14,538 in 2000)

Berwick borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,704 (it was $69,400 in 2000)
Berwick:

$122,704
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $108,488; detached houses: $114,435; townhouses or other attached units: $82,284; in 2-unit structures: $28,294; mobile homes: $31,611

Median gross rent in 2017: $735.

March 2019 cost of living index in Berwick: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.4%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.1% for Black residents, 70.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.6% for other race residents, 7.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Berwick, PA (2010)
    • 9,70292.6%White alone
    • 3863.7%Hispanic
    • 1441.4%Black alone
    • 1461.4%Two or more races
    • 810.8%Asian alone
    • 100.10%Other race alone
    • 80.08%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Berwick, Pennsylvania as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Berwick is 257 to 1.


Crime rates in Berwick by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
19
(180.7)
21
(202.7)
12
(117.1)
7
(68.6)
10
(98.4)
9
(88.5)
7
(66.6)
9
(85.9)
1
(9.7)
5
(48.5)
4
(38.9)
6
(59.0)
2
(19.8)
8
(79.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(9.5)
3
(29.0)
2
(19.5)
4
(39.2)
2
(19.7)
3
(29.5)
2
(19.0)
6
(57.3)
3
(29.1)
3
(29.1)
2
(19.5)
2
(19.7)
2
(19.8)
2
(19.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
24
(228.3)
10
(96.5)
6
(58.6)
14
(137.3)
25
(246.1)
19
(186.8)
27
(256.9)
10
(95.4)
29
(280.8)
16
(155.2)
19
(184.9)
17
(167.2)
17
(168.7)
27
(269.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
68
(646.8)
63
(608.0)
45
(439.2)
73
(715.8)
61
(600.4)
82
(806.4)
129
(1,227)
148
(1,412)
106
(1,027)
49
(475.4)
45
(438.0)
23
(226.2)
23
(228.2)
19
(189.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
301
(2,863)
278
(2,683)
309
(3,016)
320
(3,138)
341
(3,356)
353
(3,471)
297
(2,826)
335
(3,197)
284
(2,750)
224
(2,173)
176
(1,713)
211
(2,075)
167
(1,657)
156
(1,555)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(123.7)
28
(270.2)
8
(78.1)
6
(58.8)
10
(98.4)
12
(118.0)
8
(76.1)
7
(66.8)
11
(106.5)
4
(38.8)
4
(38.9)
6
(59.0)
5
(49.6)
6
(59.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(57.1)
2
(19.3)
1
(9.8)
2
(19.6)
2
(19.7)
2
(19.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(38.2)
1
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)362.8361.6268.9274.4318.0321.8315.4337.0263.0201.9176.3190.1161.6203.9

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City-data.com crime index in Berwick, PA

Crime rate in Berwick detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 18 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (34.0%), Italian (12.6%), Pennsylvania German (6.7%), American (5.3%), English (3.5%), Polish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 569 feet

Land area: 3.10 square miles.

Population density: 3,255 people per square mile   (average).

Berwick, Pennsylvania map

285 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

This borough:

2.8%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,483 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,456 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (38.9 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (93.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

East Berwick, PA (1.1 miles ),
Foundryville, PA (1.2 miles ),
Briar Creek borough, PA (1.3 miles ),
Nescopeck borough, PA (1.3 miles ),
Mifflinville, PA (1.9 miles ),
Lime Ridge, PA (2.4 miles ),
Almedia, PA (2.8 miles ),
New Columbus borough, PA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 41.06 N, Longitude: 76.25 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,378 (+13.6%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,486 (31.9%)

Area code: 570

Distribution of median household income in Berwick, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Berwick, PA in 2017
Berwick satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Berwick, PA
Historical housing units in Berwick, PA
Most common industries in Berwick, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.5%)
  • Food (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Apparel (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (10.1%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Utilities (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Apparel (6.8%)
  • Food (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Berwick, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)

Average climate in Berwick, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Berwick, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 48.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Berwick-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the Berwick borough center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 tornado 30.7 miles away from the borough center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Berwick-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% 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 51.5 miles away from Berwick 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 222.6 miles away from Berwick 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 217.7 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 52.0 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 269.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 257.9 miles away from Berwick 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 Columbia County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Berwick topographic map

Main business address for: FIRST KEYSTONE CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Berwick:

  • BERWICK HOME HEALTH HOSPICE CA (120 EAST 3RD STREET)
  • BERWICK HOSPITAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 701 EAST 16TH STREET)
  • BERWICK RETIREMENT VILLAGE NRS (801 EAST 16TH STREET)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE BERWICK (301 MARKET STREET)

Heliports located in Berwick:

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Nuclear power plants:

  • Susquehanna 1. General Electric Co.Bechtel Corp.General Electric Co.Pennsylvania Power & Light Co.Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 1100 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 09/1982. Commercial start: 06/1983..
  • Susquehanna 2. General Electric Co.Bechtel Corp.General Electric Co.Pennsylvania Power & Light Co.Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 1100 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 05/1984. Commercial start: 02/1985..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Berwick:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 11 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,452)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 17 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Wilkes University (about 23 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • King's College (about 24 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Misericordia University (about 25 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 27 miles; Pottsville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,412)
  • Bucknell University (about 35 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)

Public high school in Berwick:

Private high school in Berwick:

  • NEW STORY SCHOOL (Students: 39, Location: 218 W 6TH ST, Grades: 3-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Berwick:

Private elementary/middle school in Berwick:

  • HOLY FAMILY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL (Students: 79, Location: 728 WASHINGTON ST, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Berwick

Library in Berwick:

  • MCBRIDE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $412,123; Location: 500 MARKET STREET; 37,221 books; 1,358 audio materials; 1,628 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 75 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add Greenhouse Preschool 1814 Spring Garden Avenue to your list of private schools in Berwick PA.
  • You have failed to mention our beautiful "Christmas Boulevard" where people come from all over to view and enjoy, it is on Market Street, starting at 3rd and Market, going all the way up to 16th and Market streets.Just breathtaking! We have Santa, and singing carolers, and Wise potato chips provides their chip products to every single person driving thru, we are so lucky to have this in our beautiful town. added by Bobbie

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Berwick: Eagle Hose Company 2 (A), Defender Hose Company (B), West Berwick Hose Company 1 (C), Reliance Fire Company 1 (D), Ranger Hose Company 2 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Berwick: FIRST KEYSTONE CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Birthplace of: Joe Torsella - Chief executive, Richard Sharpe Shaver - Science fiction writer, Frank Souchak - Professional football player, Jimmy Spencer - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Feb 15, 1957), Russell Johnson (acoustician) - Chief executive officer, William H. Woodin - Secretary of the Treasurer, Benjamin F. Rittenhouse - Union Army officer, Day G. Turner - Army Medal of Honor recipient, John Gordner - Politician, Warren P. Noble - Politician.

Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Berwick and their reported violations in the past:

BROOKSIDE VILLAGE MHP (Population served: 475, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2006)
  • 106 regular monitoring violations
MAYS DRIVE IN (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
MEL ROES RESTAURANT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
COPPER KETTLE MHP (Population served: 62, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2012)
PPL ENERGY INFORMATION CENTER (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-26-2013)
PPL WEST BUILDING (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ROLLING PINES GOLF COURSE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
COUNTRY ESTATES MHP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-04-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2006)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Berwick that have no violations reported:

  • MAYS DRIVE IN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

58.4%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

9.9%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Berwick in 2010:

  • 76 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Berwick in 2000:

  • 217 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Berwick (2011 data):

  • First Keystone Community Bank: at 111 West Front Street, Freas Avenue Branch, Salem Branch, Berwick Giant Market Branch. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $826.0 mil, Deposits: $627.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: First Keystone Corporation
  • First Columbia Bank & Trust Co.: Berwick Front Street Office at 1919 West Front Street, branch established on 2006/10/12; Berwick Market Street Office at 300 Market Street, branch established on 2010/01/28. Info updated 2009/12/02: Bank assets: $622.7 mil, Deposits: $483.1 mil, headquarters in Bloomsburg, PA, positive income, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Ccfnb Bancorp, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Berwick Branch at 101 East Front Street, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • FNB Bank, National Association: Berwick Branch at 200 South Poplar Street, branch established on 1967/07/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $387.3 mil, Deposits: $306.1 mil, headquarters in Danville, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Berwick Branch at 201 W. Front St, branch established on 1934/09/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Berwick:

Marital status in Berwick, PA
  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 43.7%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

For population 25 years and over in Berwick:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Berwick
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Berwick, PA (based on Columbia County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,85879
Catholic8,0357
Evangelical Protestant5,57234
Other6934
Orthodox1201
None36,017-
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: 13
Columbia County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Columbia County:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Columbia County:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.4%
Pennsylvania:

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

12.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.9%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Berwick:

40.8%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.1%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Berwick:

11.7%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Berwick:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.3%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Berwick:

51.4%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.7%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Berwick, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$110,738$88,5904$5,078
Other Government Administration 10$59,190$71,0280$0
Streets and Highways 6$51,952$103,9040$0
Other and Unallocable 4$8,864$26,5920$0
Financial Administration 2$9,155$54,9300$0
Police - Other 2$9,224$55,34432$17,851
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$2,659
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 39$249,123$76,65337$25,588

Berwick government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $37,000 ($3.67)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,209,000 ($119.87)
    Regular Highways: $687,000 ($68.11)
    General - Other: $682,000 ($67.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $345,000 ($34.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $279,000 ($27.66)
    Central Staff Services: $251,000 ($24.89)
    Local Fire Protection: $194,000 ($19.23)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $132,000 ($13.09)
    Financial Administration: $113,000 ($11.20)
    General Public Buildings: $26,000 ($2.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000 ($2.48)
    Health - Other: $9,000 ($0.89)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $2,626,000 ($260.36)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $954,000 ($94.59)
    Corporate Bonds: $900,000 ($89.23)
    Benefit Payments: $389,000 ($38.57)
    Withdrawals: $17,000 ($1.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($2.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $227,000 ($22.51)
    Central Staff Services: $33,000 ($3.27)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $5,000 ($0.50)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,714,000 ($169.94)

Berwick government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $119,000 ($11.80)
    Parking Facilities: $19,000 ($1.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($0.40)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $295,000 ($29.25)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $90,000 ($8.92)
    Local Employee Contribution: $34,000 ($3.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $60,000 ($5.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $65,000 ($6.44)
    Fines and Forfeits: $55,000 ($5.45)
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000 ($0.79)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($0.59)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $276,000 ($27.36)
    Highways: $231,000 ($22.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000 ($5.65)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($0.59)
  • Tax - Property: $1,794,000 ($177.87)
    Individual Income: $788,000 ($78.13)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $369,000 ($36.59)
    Public Utility License: $88,000 ($8.72)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $52,000 ($5.16)

Berwick government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $638,000 ($63.26)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $549,000 ($54.43)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $196,000 ($19.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,000 ($10.61)

Berwick government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $108,000 ($10.71)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $443,000 ($43.92)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,197,000 ($118.68)

4.80% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,320 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Luzerne County, PA  1.15% ($37,469 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.56% ($41,547)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.51% ($41,219)


5.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Luzerne County, PA  1.05% ($37,285 average AGI)
to Montour County, PA  0.51% ($39,102)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.44% ($34,387)
Businesses in Berwick, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kmart1
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Burger King1New Balance1
CVS2Nike3
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1True Value1
GNC1U-Haul1
Giant1UPS1
H&R Block1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Berwick:

  • WFBS (1280 AM; 1 kW; BERWICK, PA; Owner: FBS WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHLM (930 AM; 1 kW; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Berwick:

  • WKAB (103.5 FM; BERWICK, PA; Owner: 4M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WGGI (95.9 FM; BENTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W218AX (91.5 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Berwick:

  • W47AO (Channel 47; BERWICK, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • W19CI (Channel 19; BERWICK, PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • W68CE (Channel 68; SHICKSHINNY, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • W67DE (Channel 67; NEWPORT, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Berwick: Day G. Turner.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Berwick fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 190ft / 57.9mTotal length
  • $195,000Total costs
  • 24,150Total average daily traffic
  • 1,082Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,123Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Berwick, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Berwick, PA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Berwick)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Berwick, PA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Berwick)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5533R , Serial Number: 172RG0072, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 10/29/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 03/11/2004
    Registrant (Individual): David W Dba Crispell, 151 Everetts Ln, Berwick, PA 18603, Other Owners: Cross Crusades Chris
  • Aircraft: BELL 47D1 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6V4 SERIES (210 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 908B , Serial Number: 479, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 06/17/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 09/24/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Malcolm S Plevyak, 1446 Salem Blvd, Berwick, PA 18603
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9453N , Serial Number: 28R-35168, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 03/07/1970, Certificate Issue Date: 02/25/2015
    Registrant (Individual): George E Jr Broody, 4069 N Market St, Berwick, PA 18603
  • Aircraft: BLUE HERON MARATHON (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2104Y , Serial Number: H00 3083M, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 09/13/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 80 Main St, Berwick, PA 18603
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/30/2018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20$68,150117$63,915263$67,85974$22,3110$049$56,102
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$87,00010$63,90061$67,0007$15,0000$04$60,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$77,00039$64,231191$72,34038$18,7631$85,00011$67,909
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$44,00014$75,92970$82,9866$23,6670$03$61,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$78,0002$77,50013$64,5381$40,0000$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0506.00 , 0507.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED43$68,27928$89,3213$63,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$85,6257$97,4291$68,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$41,0001$81,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0506.00 , 0507.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Berwick, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Berwick, PA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 21. The highest number of fires - 68 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Berwick, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (55.0%), and Outside Fires (25.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Berwick, PA
    • 16555.0%Structure Fires
    • 7525.0%Outside Fires
    • 3612.0%Other
    • 248.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Berwick, PA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Berwick, PA
  • 65.8%Utility gas
  • 20.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.9%Electricity
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Berwick, PA
  • 55.8%Utility gas
  • 27.6%Electricity
  • 16.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Berwick compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Berwick on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Indonesia (population 500+)"
There are 9 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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  • Sabatini Monatesti (1)
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Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2020.