Branchdale, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 388. Population change since 2000: -11.0%
Males: 206  (53.2%)
Females: 182  (46.8%)
Median resident age:  47.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17923.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,551 (it was $27,321 in 2000)
Branchdale:

$37,551
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,820 (it was $14,378 in 2000)

Branchdale CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $51,980 (it was $36,200 in 2000)
Branchdale:

$51,980
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $124,662; Detached houses: $154,794; Townhouses or other attached units: $55,477; In 2-unit structures: $83,787; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,557; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,851; Mobile homes: $43,194
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  • Races in Branchdale, PA (2010)

    Branchdale races chart
    • 37396.1%White alone
    • 61.5%Two or more races
    • 51.3%Hispanic
    • 30.8%Asian alone
    • 10.3%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Branchdale: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.9%), Irish (20.7%), Lithuanian (10.1%), Slovak (9.6%), Dutch (9.2%), Polish (7.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.85 square miles.

Population density: 457 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Branchdale:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Branchdale CDP:

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 8.5%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,120 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $753 (2.3%)

Branchdale satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (30.8 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (77.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Forestville, PA (1.3 miles ), Forrestville, PA (1.4 miles ), Buck Run, PA (1.6 miles ), Minersville borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Marlin, PA (2.0 miles ), Beurys Lake, PA (2.1 miles) , Heckscherville, PA (2.1 miles) , Tremont borough, PA (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 40.67 N, Longitude: 76.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

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

6.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (36%)
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (29%)
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Community and social service occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Branchdale, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Branchdale-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 0% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Branchdale place center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 25.8 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Branchdale-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 27.9 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 219.9 miles away from Branchdale center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 248.6 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 28.9 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 295.4 miles away from Branchdale center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 260.1 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 Schuylkill County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Branchdale topographic map

Birthplace of: Edward F. Burns - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Branchdale:

  • TREMONT HEALTH AND REHABILITAT (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; TREMONT, PA)
  • TREMONT NURSING CT ICF (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; TREMONT, PA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-YORK TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • PRECISION HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL HEALTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • POTTSVILLE HOSP AND WARNE CLINIC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - SOUTH JACKSON STREET Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Branchdale:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 5 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 29 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 31 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Susquehanna University (about 31 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Albright College (about 31 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 31 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)

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Notable location: Citizens Fire Company Branchdale (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Schuylkill 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) level in 2012 was 110. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

110
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.5%
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.9%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Branchdale compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.5
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70%)
  • Coal or coke (21%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Branchdale CDP (based on Schuylkill County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,81448
Mainline Protestant37,489144
Evangelical Protestant7,71973
Other1,34610
Orthodox7357
Black Protestant1771
None60,009-
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: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Schuylkill County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Schuylkill County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Here:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.3%
State:

11.5%

3.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,818 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.03%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Berks County, PA  0.40% ($35,142 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.30% ($28,678)
from Carbon County, PA  0.29% ($29,710)


3.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,022 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.44%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($171 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.38% ($28,378 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.32% ($36,439)
to Carbon County, PA  0.23% ($24,109)

Strongest AM radio stations in Branchdale:

  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: CURRAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Branchdale:

  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Branchdale:

  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • W61AG (Channel 61; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W66AI (Channel 66; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE3JW, Previous Call Sign: N3OLR
    Grant Date: 09/14/1993, Expiration Date: 09/14/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/15/2005
    Registrant: Anthony F Shandis, Branchdale, PA 17923

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Branchdale, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2477.1 years
John2374.2 years
Joseph2175.0 years
Elizabeth1072.8 years
Margaret1077.1 years
Anna1081.8 years
Francis968.9 years
Michael975.2 years
Robert871.7 years
Thomas774.0 years
Most common last names in Branchdale, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lucas873.3 years
Mcgovern772.4 years
Gottschall673.3 years
Mcgann679.3 years
Sabadish674.5 years
Brennan576.0 years
Larkin581.2 years
Messaros574.8 years
Fitzpatrick473.7 years
Doran474.0 years

Branchdale on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses"
  • #66 (17923) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slovak first ancestries"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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