Bowers, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 326.
Males: 157  (48.3%)
Females: 169  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

44.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.9 years

Zip codes: 19511, 19530, 19539.

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Estimated median household income in 2021: $68,658
Bowers:

$68,658
PA:

$68,957

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $34,490

Bowers CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $220,900
Bowers:

$220,900
PA:

$222,300

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $213,424; detached houses: $211,975

Median gross rent in 2021: $824.

March 2022 cost of living index in Bowers: 93.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 0.0%

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Ancestries: American (54.3%), Italian (27.2%), German (18.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 440 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (14.0 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (46.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Lyons borough, PA (1.0 miles ),
Dryville, PA (1.3 miles ),
Topton borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
New Jerusalem, PA (1.6 miles ),
Kutztown borough, PA (1.7 miles ),
Kutztown University, PA (1.7 miles ),
Mertztown, PA (2.1 miles ),
Fleetwood borough, PA (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 40.49 N, Longitude: 75.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 610

Distribution of median household income in Bowers, PA in 2021
Distribution of house value in Bowers, PA in 2021
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.7%
Pennsylvania:

3.8%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 85.7. This is about average.

City:

85.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0472. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0472
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.20
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.344. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.344
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.39
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00391. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00391
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Bowers-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the Bowers place center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 11/4/1950, a category F3 tornado 11.6 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bowers-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 213.6 miles away from the city center
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 18.9 miles away from Bowers 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 17.8 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) earthquake occurred 250.2 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 252.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 297.3 miles away from Bowers 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 Berks County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bowers:

  • KUTZTOWN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; KUTZTOWN, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE KUTZTOWN (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; KUTZTOWN, PA)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF ALLENTOWN (Hospital, about 10 miles away; ALLENTOWN, PA)
  • LEHIGH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MACUNGIE, PA)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; ALLENTOWN, PA)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-LAURELDALE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LAURELDALE, PA)
  • LEADER NSG/REHAB LAURELDALE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; READING, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Bowers:

  • 18 miles: Limerick 1 and 2 in Pottstown, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bowers:

  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 3 miles; Kutztown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,099)
  • Albright College (about 13 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 15 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 15 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,792)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 15 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 16 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Alvernia University (about 17 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)

Points of interest:

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Church in Bowers: Christ DeLong United Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Christ DeLong United Church of Christ Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Bowers: Bowers Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Berks County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.9%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.9%
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

For population 15 years and over in Bowers:

Marital status in Bowers, PA
  • Never married: 1.3%
  • Now married: 81.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 17.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Bowers:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Pennsylvania average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bowers, PA (based on Berks County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant80,575177
Catholic75,67222
Evangelical Protestant33,376168
Other3,99623
Orthodox2,2755
Black Protestant1,0627
None214,486-
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: 75
Berks County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Berks County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Berks County:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 115
Berks County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
This county:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

7.4%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
State:

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

13.0%
State:

11.5%

4.47% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($58,739 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Pennsylvania average:

5.27%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($86 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Montgomery County, PA  0.71% ($61,792 average AGI)
from Lehigh County, PA  0.34% ($56,219)
from Lancaster County, PA  0.31% ($55,810)


4.50% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($60,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Pennsylvania average:

5.44%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($95 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.01%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.46% ($54,111 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.42% ($53,653)
to Chester County, PA  0.26% ($74,188)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bowers:

  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WTKZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALLENTOWN LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WAEB (790 AM; 4 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WKAP (1470 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bowers:

  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W278AI (103.5 FM; CENTER VALLEY, PA; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • W224AU (92.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W246AA (97.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, ETC., PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH,ETC)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WAEB-FM (104.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WCTO (96.1 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLVR-FM (91.3 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W285DH (104.9 FM; N. WHITEHALL TOWNSHI, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, ET. AL.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZZO (95.1 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Bowers:

  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W46BL (Channel 46; ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 21.2mTotal length
  • $1,125,000Total costs
  • 43,845Total average daily traffic
  • 3,883Total average daily truck traffic
  • 56,895Total future (year 2005) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bowers, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bowers, PA

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W2TN, Previous Call Sign: KL7HIR, Licensee ID: L01197136, Grant Date: 10/03/2006, Expiration Date: 12/18/2016, Cancellation Date: 01/24/2017, Registrant: Allan H Steinfeld, Bowers, PA 19511

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bowers, PA
  • 65.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 34.6%Electricity


Bowers compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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