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Population in 2010: 176. Population change since 2000: -13.3%
Males: 93  (53.1%)
Females: 83  (46.9%)

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

Zip codes: 17901.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,520 (it was $32,292 in 2000)
Buck Run:

$45,520
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,536

Buck Run CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,635 (it was $54,000 in 2000)
Buck Run:

$67,635
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $66,438; Detached houses: $68,170; Townhouses or other attached units: $60,655; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $72,973

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buck Run: 96.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (28.3%), Polish (24.3%), German (21.3%), Lithuanian (3.9%), Ukrainian (3.0%), Italian (2.6%).

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: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 58.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buck Run CDP:

  • Never married: 13.5%
  • Now married: 64.3%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,333 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $713 (1.1%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (38%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (62%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)

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Tornado activity:

Buck Run-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 46% greater 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 above Pennsylvania state average. It is 78% 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 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 Buck Run 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 64.3 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 39.1 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 93.4 miles away from Buck Run center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 70.0 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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Hospitals/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)

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

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 22 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,552)
  • Susquehanna University (about 30 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 30 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 32 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,093)
  • Albright College (about 33 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,253)
  • Bucknell University (about 34 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,667)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 38 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.1%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Buck Run, PA

Buck Run 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (59%)
  • Coal or coke (33%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (3%)

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Religion statistics for Buck Run 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 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



Buck Run on our top lists:

  • #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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