Colony Park, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,076.
Males: 592  (55.1%)
Females: 484  (44.9%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 19610.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,058
Colony Park:

$61,058
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,081

Colony Park CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $173,700
Colony Park:

$173,700
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $270,987; detached houses: $266,531

Median gross rent in 2017: $2,129.

March 2019 cost of living index in Colony Park: 102.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.3%
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  • Races in Colony Park, PA (2010)
    • 84978.9%White alone
    • 11410.6%Asian alone
    • 585.4%Hispanic
    • 444.1%Black alone
    • 70.7%Two or more races
    • 40.4%Other race alone

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

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Ancestries: German (35.5%), Italian (7.7%), Polish (3.7%), European (3.4%), French (3.4%), Ukrainian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

79 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe).

This place:

5.4%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,571 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,930 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (3.0 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (50.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Spring Ridge, PA (0.7 miles ),
Wyomissing Hills borough, PA (0.9 miles ),
Wyomissing borough, PA (1.2 miles ),
West Lawn borough, PA (1.2 miles ),
Whitfield, PA (1.2 miles ),
Springmont, PA (1.3 miles ),
West Wyomissing, PA (1.3 miles ),
Greenfields, PA (1.3 miles )

Latitude: 40.35 N, Longitude: 75.98 W

Distribution of median household income in Colony Park, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Colony Park, PA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.0. This is about average.

City:

83.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0450
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 7.80. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.80
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.616. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.616
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 13.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.64
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00391. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00391
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Colony Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.6 miles away from the Colony Park place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 10.2 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colony Park-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 3.1 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 1.9 miles away from Colony Park 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 243.8 miles away from Colony Park center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 263.2 miles away from Colony Park 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 308.8 miles away from Colony Park 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 49.5 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 Berks County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Colony Park:

  • BERKS VISITING NURSE ASSOC INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; WYOMISSING, PA)
  • TCC READING HOSP AND MED CTR (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; WYOMISSING, PA)
  • HEALTH CALLS (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; WYOMISSING, PA)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; READING, PA)
  • PENNSYLVANIA DIALYSIS CLINIC OF READING (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; WYOMISSING, PA)
  • PATIENT CARE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; WYOMISSING, PA)
  • UTOPIA HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; WYOMISSING, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Colony Park:

  • 20 miles: Limerick 1 and 2 in Pottstown, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colony Park:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 1 miles; Reading, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,605)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 3 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Alvernia University (about 4 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Albright College (about 4 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 16 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc (about 25 miles; Exton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,731)
  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 27 miles; Pottsville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,412)

Points of interest:

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Parks in Colony Park include: Colony Park Playground (1), Colony Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Berks County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

83.6%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.8%
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: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Colony Park:

Marital status in Colony Park, PA
  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 64.7%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 4.0%

For population 25 years and over in Colony Park:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Colony Park, PA (based on Berks County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant80,575177
Catholic75,67222
Evangelical Protestant33,376168
Other3,99623
Orthodox2,2755
Black Protestant1,0627
None214,486-
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: 75
Berks County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Berks County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Berks County:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 115
Berks County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
Berks County:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

13.0%
State:

11.5%

3.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.90%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.25% of residents moved from foreign countries ($4,769 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.25%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Montgomery County, PA  0.53% ($51,596 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, PA  0.30% ($49,157)
from Lehigh County, PA  0.29% ($50,766)


4.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,310 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.13%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($302 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.47% ($47,442 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.36% ($48,724)
to Lehigh County, PA  0.29% ($50,058)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colony Park:

  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIOV (1240 AM; 1 kW; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WRAW (1340 AM; 1 kW; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colony Park:

  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • W253AC (98.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Colony Park:

  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • W24CS (Channel 24; READING, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Colony Park fatal accident list:

May 5, 2016 01:57 PM, Sr-3021 Paper Mill Rd, Colony Dr, Lat: 40.349525, Lon: -75.975069, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Colony Park, PA
  • 80.9%Utility gas
  • 12.2%Electricity
  • 6.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Colony Park, PA
  • 100.0%No fuel used


Colony Park compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Colony Park on our top lists:

  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Netherlands (population 500+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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