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Population in 2012: 6,063 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 

Males: 2,943  (48.6%)
Females: 3,120  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  42.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18508, 18519.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,450 (it was $31,422 in 2000)
Dickson City:

$41,450
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,526

Dickson City borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $140,384 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
Dickson City:

$140,384
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $153,733; Detached houses: $156,577; Townhouses or other attached units: $105,329; In 2-unit structures: $128,701

Median gross rent in 2012: $617.

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Dickson City races chart
  • White alone - 5,786 (95.1%)
  • Hispanic - 194 (3.2%)
  • Two or more races - 40 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 30 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 29 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dickson City: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Polish (25.1%), Irish (13.9%), Italian (12.5%), German (9.8%), English (6.6%), Welsh (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1875

Elevation: 783 feet

Land area: 4.71 square miles.

Population density: 1,287 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Dickson City:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dickson City borough:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

162 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.7% North America).

This borough:  2.7%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Dickson City, Pennsylvania as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Dickson City to the number of sex offenders is 6,063 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,454 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,545 (1.2%)

Dickson City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (4.4 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (90.5 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (103.4 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Throop borough, PA (1.2 miles ), Olyphant borough, PA (1.2 miles ), Blakely borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Chinchilla, PA (1.7 miles ), Jessup borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Dunmore borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Clarks Green borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Archbald borough, PA (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.47 N, Longitude: 75.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,060 (+50.3%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 547 (18.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Dickson City household income distribution Dickson City home values distribution

Property values in Dickson City, PA


 

Crime rates in Dickson City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2010
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000201
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.033.50.017.0
Robberies 24374702
per 100,000 32.264.249.4115.666.5117.20.034.0
Assaults 1028968411
per 100,000 161.132.1131.6148.699.7134.067.6187.2
Burglaries 1814262013172225
per 100,000 289.9224.6427.8330.3216.0284.7371.9425.5
Thefts 365339286355364356414272
per 100,000 5879.55439.74705.55862.06048.55961.26998.04629.0
Auto thefts 2072116111094
per 100,000 322.2112.3345.5264.2182.8167.4152.168.1
Arson 11021001
per 100,000 16.116.00.033.016.60.00.017.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 311.6) 313.3259.8278.2332.7302.1349.5321.5273.1

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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 Dickson City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Dickson City, Pennsylvania accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.2%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -34 (-0.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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

Average climate in Dickson City, Pennsylvania

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Tornado activity:

Dickson City-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the Dickson City borough center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 29.6 miles away from the borough center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dickson City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 96% 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 81.5 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 81.3 miles away from Dickson City 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 94.1 miles away from the city 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 65.4 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 97.0 miles away from Dickson City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dickson City topographic map

Birthplace of: Frank Parkinson (baseball) - Baseball player, John Koniszewski - Football player.


Hospital/medical center in Dickson City:

  • SOUTHERNCARE SCRANTON (Hospital, 851 COMMERCE BOULEVARD SUITE 101-102)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Dickson City:

  • REVOLUTIONARY HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; OLYPHANT, PA)
  • VNA HOSPICE AND HOME HEALTH OF LACKAWANNA (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; OLYPHANT, PA)
  • GREEN RIDGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SCRANTON, PA)

Political contributions by individuals in Dickson City, PA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dickson City:

  • Marywood University (about 3 miles; Scranton, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,591)
  • University of Scranton (about 5 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 4,839)
  • King's College (about 20 miles; Wilkes Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • Wilkes University (about 21 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,593)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 28 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 41 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,251)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 46 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 12,914)

Private elementary/middle school in Dickson City:

  • LA SALLE ACADEMY - PRIMARY CENTER (Students: 192; Location: 625 DUNDAFF ST; Grades: PK - 3)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • wvmw-fm is no longer 91.5. marywood university's station is now 91.7fm

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Notable locations in Dickson City: Dickson Station (A), Dickson City Fire Department Eagle Hose Company 1 Station 23 (B), Jermyn Number Four Breaker (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Viewmont Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Dickson City: Saint Marys Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Saint Anthonys Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Hull Creek (A), Price Creek (B), Pancoast Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Fairfield Inn (949 Viewmont Drive).

 
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
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.0. This is about average.
City:

31.0
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0418. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0418
U.S.:

0.3342
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.80
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.33. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.33
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.8%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.8% for Black residents, 57.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 48.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This borough:  2.2 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  60.5%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  6.7%
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dickson City, PA

6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
6 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
9 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
2 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Dickson City compared to Pennsylvania 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 significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Dickson City (2011 data):

  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania: Dickson City Branch at 1601 Main Street, branch established on 1999/09/13. 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
  • NBT Bank, National Association: Dickson City Branch at 736 Main Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. 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.
  • Community Bank, National Association: Dickson City Branch at 901 Commerce Boulevard, branch established on 1999/09/07. 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.
  • First National Community Bank: Dickson City Branch at 934 Main Street, branch established on 1984/12/03. Info updated 2012/01/12: Bank assets: $1,105.2 mil, Deposits: $957.5 mil, headquarters in Dunmore, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: First National Community Bancorp Inc

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Dickson City, Pennsylvania:

  • Fairfield Inn Scranton, 949 Viewmont Dr, Dickson City, PA 18519 , Phone: (570) 346-3222
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 232 Main St, Dickson City, PA 18519 , Phone: (570) 307-1200, Fax: (570) 307-1270
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1265 Commerce Blvd, Dickson City, PA 18519 , Phone: (570) 307-4437
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dickson City, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Dickson City travel time to work - commute


Dickson City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dickson City borough (based on Lackawanna County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.43%
Here66.4%
USA50.2%

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.
Pennsylvania:

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
Here:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.32 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.2%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lackawanna County:

25.3%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,818$35,2720$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 12$5,089
Police Protection - Officers 8$26,121$39,1823$4,581
Police - Other 0$0 3$1,610
Firefighters 0$0 1$183
Streets and Highways 5$12,792$30,7010$0
Solid Waste Management 5$12,792$30,7010$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$2,588
Totals for Government 21$60,523$34,58522$14,051

Dickson City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $756,000 ($124.69)
    Regular Highways: $635,000 ($104.73)
    General - Other: $433,000 ($71.42)
    Central Staff Services: $268,000 ($44.20)
    Fire Protection: $145,000 ($23.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $133,000 ($21.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $88,000 ($14.51)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($8.25)
    General Public Buildings: $41,000 ($6.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $32,000 ($5.28)
    Housing & Community Development: $21,000 ($3.46)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $2,104,000 ($347.02)
    Benefit Payments: $37,000 ($6.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $93,000 ($15.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $142,000 ($23.42)
    Sewerage: $90,000 ($14.84)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($3.63)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,099,000 ($181.26)

Dickson City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $131,000 ($21.61)
    All Other: $89,000 ($14.68)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $22,000 ($3.63)
    From Other Government: $8,000 ($1.32)
    From Local Government: $2,000 ($0.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $22,000 ($3.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $107,000 ($17.65)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($2.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $189,000 ($31.17)
    Highways: $103,000 ($16.99)
    General Support: $7,000 ($1.15)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Tax - NEC: $1,093,000 ($180.27)
    Property: $646,000 ($106.55)
    Individual Income: $468,000 ($77.19)

Dickson City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,940,000 ($319.97)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,200,000 ($527.79)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,735,000 ($286.16)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,405,000 ($561.60)

Dickson City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $19,000 ($3.13)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $162,000 ($26.72)

3.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,835 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.80%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($350 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Luzerne County, PA  0.54% ($39,731 average AGI)
from Wayne County, PA  0.34% ($34,316)
from Wyoming County, PA  0.21% ($29,462)


3.82% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,520 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.82%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($280 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.61% ($33,529 average AGI)
to Wayne County, PA  0.23% ($30,665)
to Susquehanna County, PA  0.22% ($32,880)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dickson City:

  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WICK (1400 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANCOM, INC.)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQOR (750 AM; daytime; 2 kW; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKJN (1440 AM; 5 kW; CARBONDALE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBI (910 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEMR (1460 AM; 5 kW; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dickson City:

  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUSR (99.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON)
  • WBHD (95.7 FM; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, 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.)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVMW-FM (91.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MARYWOOD COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Dickson City:

  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W26CD (Channel 26; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W51BP (Channel 51; CLARKS SUMMIT, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • W19AR (Channel 19; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W48AQ (Channel 48; CLARKS SUMMIT, ETC., PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA EDUC'L. TV ASSN.)
  • 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.)
  • W14CO (Channel 14; CLARKS SUMMIT, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • W18BN (Channel 18; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH TELECASTERS)

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

Dickson City, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 22
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 65
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Dickson City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here




Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED25$118,12027$124,03787$139,75927$61,8521$280,0007$87,571
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$310,3336$82,0003$26,6670$01$548,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$83,0001$250,00043$124,79111$55,4550$03$114,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$306,00015$111,1330$01$55,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$06$123,6671$98,0000$01$135,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1115.00 , 1116.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 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$91,0003$123,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$108,0002$130,0001$108,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$03$118,6670$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1115.00 , 1116.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Dickson City, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19673.4 years
Mary16679.7 years
Joseph14772.0 years
Anna9281.2 years
Helen8776.5 years
Frank8373.1 years
Stanley7373.2 years
Edward6972.0 years
George5473.8 years
Michael5071.5 years
Most common last names in Dickson City, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rutkowski1973.3 years
Hall1775.9 years
Thomas1571.6 years
Parchinski1374.5 years
Tylenda1277.5 years
Turock1077.5 years
Bartkowski1078.9 years
Novak1075.7 years
Bielinski977.2 years
Pabis975.9 years
Businesses in Dickson City, PA
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Microtel1
Catherines1Nike3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Old Country Buffet1
DressBarn1Panera Bread1
Dunkin Donuts1PetSmart1
Famous Footwear1Pier 1 Imports1
GameStop1Red Robin1
Holiday Inn1Staples1
Home Depot1Starbucks1
Journeys1Subway2
Kohl's1T-Mobile3
Kroger1T.J.Maxx1
Lane Furniture1Target1
Lowe's1UPS1
Marriott1Vans1
Marshalls1Walmart1
McDonald's2Wendy's1
Men's Wearhouse1

Dickson City on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #8 (18508) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #41 (18519) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries"
  • #66 (18519) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #72 (18508) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries"
  • #79 (18519) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Carpatho Rusyn first ancestries"
  • #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
  • Christopher Art (2)
  • Christine Wargo (2)
  • Matthew Madden (1)

Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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