Dickson City, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 5,799 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.5%
 
Males: 2,768  (47.7%)
Females: 3,031  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

44.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 18508, 18519.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,866 (it was $31,422 in 2000)
Dickson City:

$44,866
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,363 (it was $17,370 in 2000)

Dickson City borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $141,336 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
Dickson City:

$141,336
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $170,738; detached houses: $173,154; townhouses or other attached units: $115,761; in 2-unit structures: $124,180

Median gross rent in 2017: $696.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dickson City: 94.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.7%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.5% for Black residents, 38.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 93.3% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Dickson City, PA (2017)
    • 5,50592.1%White alone
    • 1542.6%Hispanic
    • 771.3%Asian alone
    • 721.2%Other race alone
    • 661.1%Two or more races
    • 420.7%Black alone
    • 70.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Dickson City, Pennsylvania as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dickson City is 543 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Dickson City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2010

2013

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.1)
1
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(66.5)
7
(117.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.0)
4
(66.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.5)
3
(52.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(99.7)
8
(134.0)
4
(67.6)
11
(187.2)
21
(346.5)
15
(256.9)
21
(362.4)
21
(364.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(216.0)
17
(284.7)
22
(371.9)
25
(425.5)
14
(231.0)
11
(188.4)
15
(258.9)
11
(190.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
364
(6,049)
356
(5,961)
414
(6,998)
272
(4,629)
230
(3,795)
291
(4,984)
246
(4,246)
232
(4,027)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(182.8)
10
(167.4)
9
(152.1)
4
(68.1)
4
(66.0)
2
(34.3)
5
(86.3)
3
(52.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(16.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.0)
1
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)311.6360.5331.6281.7262.3280.4291.5267.1

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City-data.com crime index in Dickson City, PA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.22
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: Polish (34.9%), Italian (14.5%), Irish (12.3%), American (7.6%), German (7.3%), Slovak (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1875

Elevation: 783 feet

Land area: 4.71 square miles.

Population density: 1,231 people per square mile   (low).

Dickson City, Pennsylvania map

160 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America).

This borough:

2.7%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,633 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,057 (1.4%)

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+: Manhattan, NY (98.6 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

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: +2,963 (+50.2%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 508 (18.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Distribution of median household income in Dickson City, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dickson City, PA in 2017

Property values in Dickson City, PA

Dickson City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Dickson City, PA
Historical housing units in Dickson City, PA
Most common industries in Dickson City, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.5%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.2%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.3%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Dickson City, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Cashiers (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)

Average climate in Dickson City, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Dickson City, Pennsylvania average temperatures Dickson City, Pennsylvania average precipitation Dickson City, Pennsylvania humidity Dickson City, Pennsylvania wind speed Dickson City, Pennsylvania snowfall Dickson City, Pennsylvania sunshine Dickson City, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.3. This is about average.

City:

72.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.71. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.71
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.151. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.151
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Dickson City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 39% 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 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 184.0 miles away from Dickson 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 81.5 miles away from the city 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 230.2 miles away from Dickson 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 247.2 miles away from Dickson 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
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 (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dickson City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Dickson City:

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

Other hospitals and 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)
  • MID VALLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; PECKVILLE, PA)
  • MID-VALLEY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 2 miles away; PECKVILLE, PA)
  • HOLY FAMILY RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SCRANTON, PA)
  • BAYADA NURSES, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA)

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

  • Marywood University (about 3 miles; Scranton, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,959)
  • University of Scranton (about 5 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 5,488)
  • Misericordia University (about 20 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • King's College (about 20 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Wilkes University (about 21 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 27 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 41 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,195)

Private elementary/middle school in Dickson City:

  • LA SALLE ACADEMY - PRIMARY CENTER (Students: 233, 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

Points of interest:

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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).

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

Lackawanna County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Dickson City:

Marital status in Dickson City, PA
  • Never married: 34.4%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Dickson City:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Dickson City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic96,14058
Mainline Protestant18,72872
Evangelical Protestant11,04758
Other4,71013
Orthodox2,52615
Black Protestant5692
None80,717-
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: 42
This county:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

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
Lackawanna County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

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%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.2%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.0%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.0%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.4%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.4%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Dickson City:

57.7%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Dickson City:

77.5%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dickson City, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 8$52,425$78,63812$21,866
Solid Waste Management 6$14,459$28,9180$0
Streets and Highways 5$20,482$49,1571$886
Other Government Administration 3$10,277$41,10810$3,003
Parks and Recreation 1$2,631$31,5720$0
Financial Administration 0$0 3$1,311
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$290
Totals for Government 23$100,274$52,31727$27,356

Dickson City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,079,000 ($186.07)
    Regular Highways: $997,000 ($171.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $933,000 ($160.89)
    General - Other: $755,000 ($130.19)
    Central Staff Services: $299,000 ($51.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $182,000 ($31.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $141,000 ($24.31)
    Financial Administration: $132,000 ($22.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000 ($21.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $108,000 ($18.62)
    General Public Buildings: $66,000 ($11.38)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($1.03)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000 ($0.34)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $1,950,000 ($336.26)
    Corporate Stocks: $1,073,000 ($185.03)
    Corporate Bonds: $683,000 ($117.78)
    Benefit Payments: $297,000 ($51.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $91,000 ($15.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $388,000 ($66.91)
    Police Protection: $100,000 ($17.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,457,000 ($251.25)

Dickson City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $150,000 ($25.87)
    Other: $140,000 ($24.14)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($2.24)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $168,000 ($28.97)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-93,000 ($-16.04)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $119,000 ($20.52)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $54,000 ($9.31)
    Fines and Forfeits: $38,000 ($6.55)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($1.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $225,000 ($38.80)
    Highways: $142,000 ($24.49)
    General Local Government Support: $18,000 ($3.10)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,941,000 ($334.71)
    Property: $962,000 ($165.89)
    Individual Income: $608,000 ($104.85)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $124,000 ($21.38)
    Public Utility License: $34,000 ($5.86)

Dickson City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $240,000 ($41.39)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $240,000 ($41.39)

Dickson City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,377,000 ($237.45)

3.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.53%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Luzerne County, PA  0.60% ($42,725 average AGI)
from Wayne County, PA  0.35% ($40,097)
from Susquehanna County, PA  0.18% ($35,608)


4.20% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.20%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($283 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.64% ($34,949 average AGI)
to Wayne County, PA  0.26% ($41,179)
to Wyoming County, PA  0.17% ($35,993)
Businesses in Dickson City, PA
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Men's Wearhouse1
Catherines1Microtel1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Nike3
DressBarn1Old Country Buffet1
Dressbarn1Panera Bread1
Dunkin Donuts1PetSmart1
Famous Footwear1Pier 1 Imports1
GameStop1Plato's Closet1
Giant1Red Robin1
Holiday Inn1Staples1
Home Depot1Starbucks1
Journeys1Subway2
Kohl's1T-Mobile3
Kroger1T.J.Maxx1
Lane Furniture1Target1
Lowe's1UPS1
Marriott1Vans1
Marshalls1Walmart1
McDonald's2Wendy's1

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)
Dickson City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Dickson City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 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 in Dickson City, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Dickson City, PA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 14. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 51 took place in 2013, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Dickson City, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.5%), and Outside Fires (30.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dickson City, PA
    • 10144.5%Structure Fires
    • 7030.8%Outside Fires
    • 3716.3%Other
    • 198.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dickson City, PA

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

  • Fairfield Inn Scranton, 949 Viewmont Dr, Dickson City, Pennsylvania 18519 , Phone: (570) 346-3222
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 232 Main St, Dickson City, Pennsylvania 18519 , Phone: (570) 307-1200, Fax: (570) 307-1270
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1265 Commerce Blvd, Dickson City, Pennsylvania 18519 , Phone: (570) 307-4437
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dickson City, Pennsylvania
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dickson City, PA
  • 70.3%Utility gas
  • 14.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.0%Electricity
  • 1.4%Coal or coke
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dickson City, PA
  • 55.4%Utility gas
  • 31.9%Electricity
  • 6.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel


Dickson City compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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