Carbondale, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 8,822 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.0%
 
Males: 4,321  (49.0%)
Females: 4,501  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18407.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,801 (it was $27,574 in 2000)
Carbondale:

$30,801
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,609 (it was $14,914 in 2000)

Carbondale city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $92,218 (it was $67,000 in 2000)
Carbondale:

$92,218
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $99,064; Detached houses: $99,134; Townhouses or other attached units: $109,927; In 2-unit structures: $103,867; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,090; Mobile homes: $37,359

Median gross rent in 2012: $531.

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  • White alone - 8,376 (94.2%)
  • Hispanic - 274 (3.1%)
  • Two or more races - 102 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 89 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 30 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.02%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carbondale: 95.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (23.6%), Italian (22.8%), German (13.6%), Polish (10.3%), English (6.9%), Russian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/15/1851

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 3.24 square miles.

Population density: 2,724 people per square mile   (average).

Carbondale,PA real estate house value index trend

Carbondale, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Carbondale:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carbondale city:

  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

150 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Carbondale, Pennsylvania as of March 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Carbondale to the number of sex offenders is 986 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,430 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,475 (1.7%)

Carbondale satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (14.1 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (89.7 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (97.0 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities: Simpson, PA (1.3 miles ), Mayfield borough, PA (1.7 miles ), Jermyn borough, PA (2.0 miles ), Vandling borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Waymart borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Forest City borough, PA (2.4 miles ), Archbald borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Jessup borough, PA (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.57 N, Longitude: 75.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -431 (-4.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,244 (34.8%)

Area code: 570

Carbondale household income distribution Carbondale home values distribution

Property values in Carbondale, PA


Crime rates in Carbondale by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.010.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2212415010020
per 100,000 20.420.3125.242.010.653.40.010.80.00.022.40.0
Robberies 3511491342213
per 100,000 30.650.8114.842.095.310.732.443.321.921.811.233.7
Assaults 39272541176281915121213
per 100,000 397.6274.2260.9430.8180.164.1302.5205.9164.0131.1134.5146.2
Burglaries 293115172231312836393124
per 100,000 295.6314.8156.5178.6233.0331.3334.9303.4393.6426.0347.6269.9
Thefts 133143152198153138119116988711484
per 100,000 1355.91452.11586.12080.31620.61475.01285.71257.01071.4950.31278.2944.7
Auto thefts 261929161991371491011
per 100,000 265.1192.9302.6168.1201.296.2140.475.9153.198.3112.1123.7
Arson 934220810200
per 100,000 91.830.541.721.021.20.086.410.80.021.80.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 210.3190.2298.4252.6200.3155.5163.5146.9127.6113.4138.7110.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Carbondale detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 12 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Pennsylvania average:

2.59
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -941 (-8.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Carbondale, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Carbondale-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Carbondale city center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 28.0 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carbondale-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 174.9 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 90.4 miles away from Carbondale 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 220.8 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 253.5 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 90.1 miles away from Carbondale center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.5 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 Lackawanna County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carbondale topographic map

Birthplace of: William Goebel - Governor of Kentucky, Joseph Bambera - Catholic bishop, Joseph Sarnoski - Army Air aviator who received the Medal of Honor posthumously., Robert Wood Johnson I - Businessman, Terrence Pegula - Philanthropist, Ed Kennedy (outfielder) - Baseball player, Logan Gabriel - College basketball player (Syracuse Orange), Pat Kilhullen - Major League Baseball player, Patrick Gillespie (baseball) - Baseball player, Paul Ruane - Politician.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Carbondale: Patrick De Lacey.

Hospitals and medical centers in Carbondale:

  • ALLIED HEALTH CARE SERVS/PEAR (41 1/2 PEAR STREET)
  • ALLIED HEALTH CARE SVS-COMM IC (227 CAANAN ST)
  • CARBONDALE GENERAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 185 FALLBROOK ST)
  • HOME HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND HOSPICE (299 CANAAN STREET)
  • MARIAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 100 LINCOLN AVENUE)
  • PARAGON HOME HEALTH CARE CORP (163 FALLBROOK ST)
  • CARBONDALE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (10 HART PLACE)
  • OSPREY RIDGE HEALTHCARE AND RE (45 NORTH SCOTT STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Carbondale:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carbondale:

  • Marywood University (about 12 miles; Scranton, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,959)
  • University of Scranton (about 15 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 5,488)
  • Misericordia University (about 30 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • King's College (about 30 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Wilkes University (about 31 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 37 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 44 miles; Vestal, NY; FT enrollment: 15,096)

Public high schools in Carbondale:

Private elementary/middle school in Carbondale:

  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 187; Location: 27 FARVIEW ST 33; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Carbondale, School District: CARBONDALE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Carbondale:

  • CARBONDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $370,374; Location: 5 NORTH MAIN ST; 31,977 books; 2,742 audio materials; 3,071 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 105 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Carbondale: Andrew Mitchell Hose Company 1 (A), Cottage Hose Company 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fall Brook (A), Racket Brook (B), Coal Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Anthracite Historical Discovery Center (Museums; 7 7th Avenue), Carbondale Historical Society & Museum (1 North Main Street Suite 3).

Lackawanna 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 2012 was 87.4. This is about average.

City:

87.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.0807. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0807
U.S.:

0.3026

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.58. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.58
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 16.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.41
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carbondale that have no violations reported:

  • OLIVERIS CRYSTAL LAKE HOTEL (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE STONE HOUSE (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.0%
(22.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 4.9% for other race residents, 40.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.8%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.4%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Carbondale in 2010:

  • 184 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Carbondale in 2000:

  • 209 people in nursing homes
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in religious group quarters

Carbondale, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Carbondale compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Carbondale (2011 data):

  • NBT Bank, National Association: Schoolside Branch at 140 Brooklyn Street, branch established on 1973/02/22; Carbondale Main Branch at 41 North Main Street, branch established on 1864/05/01. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $5,558.5 mil, Deposits: $4,381.4 mil, headquarters in Norwich, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 133 total offices, Holding Company: Nbt Bancorp Inc.
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania: Carbondale Dundaff St Branch at 37 Dundaff Street, branch established on 1988/10/17; Carbondale Brooklyn St Branch at 92 Brooklyn Street, branch established on 2002/06/05. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $9,581.0 mil, Deposits: $7,462.2 mil, headquarters in Greenville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 291 total offices, Holding Company: F.N.b. Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Carbondale Branch at 47 South Main Street, branch established on 1959/05/25. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Community Bank, National Association: Carbondale Branch at 67 Salem Avenue, branch established on 1995/12/11. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Carbondale city (based on Lackawanna County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.43%
Here: 66.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)JewishAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents74.9%8.6%2.7%2.2%1.8%
Congregations37.3%16.6%6.0%1.8%5.5%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.2%1.0%5.1%
Congregations2.3%2.8%3.2%3.7%20.7%
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: 42
Lackawanna County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 29
Lackawanna County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 57
Lackawanna County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
Here:

9.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lackawanna County:

25.3%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.7%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,058$36,3480$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,812$46,8720$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$30,698$61,39610$9,660
Firefighters 4$16,872$50,6163$2,132
Streets and Highways 3$11,062$44,2480$0
Parks and Recreation 1$383$4,5960$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$8,762$26,2860$0
Totals for Government 22$81,647$44,53513$11,792

3.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,015 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.64%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($398 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Luzerne County, PA  0.55% ($35,214 average AGI)
from Wayne County, PA  0.33% ($37,330)
from Wyoming County, PA  0.19% ($41,178)


3.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.79%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($237 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.62% ($33,801 average AGI)
to Wayne County, PA  0.26% ($35,798)
to Susquehanna County, PA  0.15% ($34,320)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carbondale:

  • WKJN (1440 AM; 5 kW; CARBONDALE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQOR (750 AM; daytime; 2 kW; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEMR (1460 AM; 5 kW; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carbondale:

  • WCWI (94.3 FM; CARBONDALE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPGP (88.3 FM; TAFTON, PA; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WQFN (100.1 FM; FOREST CITY, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • WUSR (99.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON)
  • WBHD (95.7 FM; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WYCY (105.3 FM; HAWLEY, PA; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDNH-FM (95.3 FM; HONESDALE, PA; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Carbondale:

  • W18BN (Channel 18; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH TELECASTERS)
  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSKG-TV (Channel 46; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WICZ-TV (Channel 40; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: STAINLESS BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • W26CD (Channel 26; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Carbondale, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 91
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 132
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 97
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 227
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 17
See more detailed statistics of Carbondale fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 47 meters (154ft)
Total costs: $1,000
Total average daily traffic: 62,913
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,331

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Carbondale, PA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED26$85,88532$70,375104$94,48144$47,9771$87,00014$56,0711$26,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$68,0000$07$116,4295$30,8000$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$78,8008$59,00064$99,78115$59,5330$05$130,8001$31,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$108,0002$63,50031$88,7743$96,0001$413,0004$70,2500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$93,6671$103,0004$86,2500$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1107.00 , 1108.00, 1109.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$76,2501$58,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$55,0000$01$67,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$108,0003$187,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1107.00 , 1108.00, 1109.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Carbondale, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary45980.0 years
John34872.9 years
Joseph31272.8 years
Anna17382.0 years
William15973.3 years
Helen13880.6 years
Frank13674.9 years
Margaret13477.8 years
James12969.4 years
Michael11471.2 years
Most common last names in Carbondale, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cerra5177.7 years
Tolerico3474.5 years
Jones3275.0 years
Smith3171.2 years
Thomas3178.2 years
Molinaro3076.0 years
Mancuso2974.5 years
Walsh2979.5 years
Miller2877.4 years
Moran2674.5 years
Businesses in Carbondale, PA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Kroger2
Blockbuster1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1True Value1
FedEx2UPS2
H&R Block1YMCA1
Jones New York1

Carbondale on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #65 (18407) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Gentex Corporation (2)
  • Thomas J. Cerra (1)
  • David James Burke (1)
  • David Joseph Catanzaro (1)

Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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