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Population in 2010: 388. Population change since 2000: -11.0%
Males: 194  (50.2%)
Females: 194  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  45.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17923.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,309 (it was $27,321 in 2000)
Branchdale:

$38,309
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,784

Branchdale CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $38,026 (it was $36,200 in 2000)
Branchdale:

$38,026
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $55,826; Detached houses: $61,375; Townhouses or other attached units: $52,743

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  • White alone - 373 (96.1%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Branchdale: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.2%), Irish (19.6%), Polish (14.1%), Slovak (9.1%), Lithuanian (7.6%), Italian (7.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.85 square miles.

Population density: 457 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Branchdale:

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Branchdale CDP:

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.5%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,143 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $873 (2.4%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (55%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Branchdale-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 49% 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 above Pennsylvania state average. It is 76% 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 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 Branchdale 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 63.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.5 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 91.0 miles away from Branchdale center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 70.5 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 Schuylkill County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 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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Birthplace of: Edward F. Burns - Politician.


Hospitals/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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Branchdale:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,552)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 28 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • Susquehanna University (about 31 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 31 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,093)
  • Albright College (about 31 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,253)
  • Bucknell University (about 36 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,667)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 38 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,422)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.7%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Branchdale, PA

Branchdale compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Branchdale travel time to work - commute


Branchdale mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (64%)
  • Coal or coke (27%)
  • Electricity (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.30%
Here74.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents56.8%17.7%11.0%7.4%0.8%
Congregations27.6%15.5%16.2%16.2%1.3%
NameSalvation ArmyPresbyterian Church (USA)Orthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents0.8%0.6%0.5%0.5%3.9%
Congregations0.7%1.7%1.7%1.3%17.8%
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: 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%

3.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.76%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Berks County, PA  0.41% ($35,187 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.41% ($31,150)
from Carbon County, PA  0.31% ($29,281)


3.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,732 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.39%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($227 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.31% ($31,690 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.30% ($32,480)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.26% ($30,014)

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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