Buck Run, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 176. Population change since 2000: -13.3%
Males: 79  (44.9%)
Females: 97  (55.1%)
Median resident age:  45.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17901.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,969 (it was $32,292 in 2000)
Buck Run:

$31,969
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,242 (it was $11,397 in 2000)

Buck Run CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,518 (it was $54,000 in 2000)
Buck Run:

$75,518
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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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Buck Run: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (30.5%), Irish (25.1%), German (19.2%), Italian (3.6%), Lithuanian (3.6%), Ukrainian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 292 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Buck Run:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 58.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buck Run CDP:

  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,594 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $689 (1.1%)

Buck Run satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (32.9 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (79.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Forestville, PA (1.3 miles ), Forrestville, PA (1.4 miles ), Branchdale, PA (1.6 miles ), Beurys Lake, PA (1.7 miles) , Gordon borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Heckscherville, PA (1.8 miles) , Minersville borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Fountain Springs, PA (2.1 miles) .

Latitude: 40.71 N, Longitude: 76.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Buck Run household income distribution Buck Run home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (30%)
  • Community and social service occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Community and social service occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (16%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Buck Run, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Buck Run-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the Buck Run 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 27.3 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buck Run-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 30.2 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 219.0 miles away from Buck Run center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 246.3 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 31.2 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 293.1 miles away from Buck Run center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 259.3 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).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Buck Run:

  • TREMONT HEALTH AND REHABILITAT (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; TREMONT, PA)
  • TREMONT NURSING CT ICF (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; TREMONT, PA)
  • KINGS HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)
  • SAINT CATHERINE MEDICAL CENTER FOUNTAIN SPRINGS (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)
  • SAINT CATHERINE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-YORK TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • BROAD MOUNTAIN NSG FRACKVILLE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FRACKVILLE, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buck Run:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 6 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 22 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Susquehanna University (about 30 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 31 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 32 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Albright College (about 33 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 33 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)

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Notable location: Mount Pleasant Hose Company (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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 30.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 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 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.93
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.0%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Buck Run compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below 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 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (56%)
  • Coal or coke (30%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Buck Run 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 Buck Run:

  • 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.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buck Run:

  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • 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.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • 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.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Buck Run:

  • 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.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • W61AG (Channel 61; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W66AI (Channel 66; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • At I-81 And Sr 901 (Lat: 40.716194 Lon: -76.345778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 28 m, Call Sign: WPQC987
    Assigned Frequencies: 868.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/05/2000, Expiration Date: 07/05/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006, Certifier: Donald R Appleby Jr
    Registrant: Rcc Consultants Inc, 2000 Linglestown Rd Suite 304, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9347, Fax: (717) 671-0200

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  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses"
  • #34 (17901) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #52 (17901) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #77 (17901) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian 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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