DeSales University, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 953.
Males: 453  (47.6%)
Females: 500  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

19.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 18034.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $65,667
DeSales University:

$65,667
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $33,125

DeSales University CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $221,900
DeSales University:

$221,900
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $265,751; detached houses: $308,859; townhouses or other attached units: $167,681; in 2-unit structures: $218,014; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $207,090; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $148,008; mobile homes: $88,038
March 2019 cost of living index in DeSales University: 91.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.8%

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  • Races in DeSales University, PA (2019)
    • 76483.7%White alone
    • 626.8%Asian alone
    • 505.5%Hispanic
    • 182.0%Two or more races
    • 141.5%Black alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone

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

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Ancestries: Irish (24.1%), Italian (13.9%), American (6.3%), German (5.9%), Slovak (3.8%), Scottish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

38 residents are foreign born (0.5% Europe).

This place:

4.1%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bethlehem, PA (6.1 miles , pop. 71,329).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (39.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Coopersburg borough, PA (1.4 miles ),
Hellertown borough, PA (1.9 miles ),
Fountain Hill borough, PA (2.1 miles ),
Richlandtown borough, PA (2.3 miles ),
Bethlehem, PA (2.5 miles ),
Emmaus borough, PA (2.5 miles ),
Freemansburg borough, PA (2.5 miles ),
Allentown, PA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 40.54 N, Longitude: 75.38 W

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.3%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.5. This is about average.

City:

83.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0642. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0642
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.20
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0990. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0990
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.33. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.33
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0632. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0632
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

DeSales University-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the DeSales University place center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 7/26/1981, a category F3 tornado 19.2 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

DeSales University-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 227.7 miles away from DeSales University 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 37.6 miles away from DeSales University center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 242.0 miles away from DeSales University 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 36.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 287.9 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 270.0 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 Lehigh County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near DeSales University:

  • VALLEY MANOR NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; COOPERSBURG, PA)
  • MARY ELLEN CONV HM INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HELLERTOWN, PA)
  • MARY ELLEN CONVALESCENT HOME, (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HELLERTOWN, PA)
  • BARC/ZION HILL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; QUAKERTOWN, PA)
  • BARC/MILFORD (Hospital, about 5 miles away; QUAKERTOWN, PA)
  • ST LUKE'S HOSPITAL BETHLEHEM Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; BETHLEHEM, PA)
  • ST LUKES TCU (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BETHLEHEM, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to DeSales University:

  • DeSales University (about 1 miles; Center Valley, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,862)
  • Lehigh University (about 5 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 6,565)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 8 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,792)
  • Northampton County Area Community College (about 10 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 7,195)
  • Lafayette College (about 15 miles; Easton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,562)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 16 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)
  • Delaware Valley College (about 21 miles; Doylestown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,025)

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Notable locations in DeSales University: University Heights Recreation Area (A), Aviat Hall (B), Brisson Hall (C), Chappuis Hall (D), Conmy Hall (E), DeChantal Hall (F), Dooling Hall (G), Hurd Science Center (H), Labuda Center for the Performing Arts (I), McShea Student Union (J), Tocik Hall (K), Trexler Library (L), Tucker House (M), University Heights I (N), University Heights II (O), University Heights III (P), Wills Hall (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in DeSales University: Connelly Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in DeSales University: Tocik/Conmy Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lehigh County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
938 people in college/university student housing in 2010
15 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in DeSales University:

Marital status in DeSales University, PA
  • Never married: 99.7%
  • Now married: 0.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in DeSales University:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 84.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 57.9%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.5
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - DeSales University
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for DeSales University, PA (based on Lehigh County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic68,21327
Mainline Protestant64,308126
Evangelical Protestant20,644106
Other19,77629
Orthodox2,6255
Black Protestant8543
None173,077-
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: 64
Lehigh County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 26
Lehigh County:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 90
Lehigh County:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 253
Lehigh County:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lehigh County:

9.2%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.4%
State:

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

12.1%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

5.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,129 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($240 average AGI)
Lehigh County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Northampton County, PA  1.63% ($44,109 average AGI)
from Berks County, PA  0.32% ($50,058)
from Bucks County, PA  0.27% ($54,032)


5.86% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($63,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($800 average AGI)
Lehigh County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Northampton County, PA  1.72% ($48,295 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.33% ($50,766)
to Montgomery County, PA  0.23% ($67,026)

Strongest AM radio stations in DeSales University:

  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTKZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALLENTOWN LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKAP (1470 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAEB (790 AM; 4 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)

Strongest FM radio stations in DeSales University:

  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W278AI (103.5 FM; CENTER VALLEY, PA; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • W224AU (92.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W246AA (97.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, ETC., PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH,ETC)
  • WLVR-FM (91.3 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY)
  • WCTO (96.1 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZO (95.1 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBYO (88.9 FM; SELLERSVILLE, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W245AC (96.9 FM; HARMONY TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WODE-FM (99.9 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WAEB-FM (104.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • W285DH (104.9 FM; N. WHITEHALL TOWNSHI, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, ET. AL.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around DeSales University:

  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W46BL (Channel 46; ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 11.7mTotal length
  • $1,284,000Total costs
  • 20,113Total average daily traffic
  • 1,391Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,687Total future (year 2020) average daily traffic


DeSales University compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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

DeSales University on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #84 (18034) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Greek first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #12 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+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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