Donaldson, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 328.
Population change since 2000: +0.9%
Males: 173  (52.8%)
Females: 155  (47.2%)
Median resident age:

39.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17981.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,605 (it was $30,750 in 2000)
Donaldson:

$46,605
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,650 (it was $12,455 in 2000)

Donaldson CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $71,761 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Donaldson:

$71,761
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $78,694; detached houses: $79,394; townhouses or other attached units: $54,710

Median gross rent in 2017: $674.

March 2019 cost of living index in Donaldson: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.7%
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  • Races in Donaldson, PA (2010)
    • 32699.4%White alone
    • 10.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Donaldson, Pennsylvania as of July 13, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Donaldson is 87 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (48.2%), American (16.1%), English (7.3%), Irish (7.3%), Pennsylvania German (3.6%), Welsh (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 0.11 square miles.

Population density: 3,006 people per square mile   (average).

Donaldson, Pennsylvania map

2 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.6%
Pennsylvania:

4.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $631 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $739 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (32.4 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (79.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Tremont borough, PA (1.0 miles ),
Ravine, PA (2.2 miles ),
Hegins, PA (2.2 miles ),
Branchdale, PA (2.2 miles ),
Beurys Lake, PA (2.4 miles),
Pine Grove borough, PA (2.4 miles ),
Buck Run, PA (2.6 miles ),
Muir, PA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 40.64 N, Longitude: 76.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Distribution of median household income in Donaldson, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Donaldson, PA in 2017
Donaldson satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Most common industries in Donaldson, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Apparel (9.4%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.4%)
  • Wood products (6.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Apparel (24.0%)
  • Health care (24.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Donaldson, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Construction laborers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (9.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Construction laborers (7.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (20.0%)
  • Registered nurses (10.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (4.0%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.0%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.0%)

Average climate in Donaldson, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.1. This is about average.

City:

75.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.06
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Donaldson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.2 miles away from the Donaldson place center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/14/2004, a category F3 tornado 26.3 miles away from the place center caused $18 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Donaldson-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 28.7 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 216.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 252.5 miles away from Donaldson 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 29.9 miles away from Donaldson center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 256.6 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 299.5 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 Schuylkill County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Donaldson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Donaldson:

  • TREMONT NURSING CT ICF (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; TREMONT, PA)
  • TREMONT HEALTH AND REHABILITAT (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; TREMONT, PA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-YORK TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SAINT CATHERINE MEDICAL CENTER FOUNTAIN SPRINGS (Hospital, about 11 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)
  • SAINT CATHERINE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)
  • KINGS HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)
  • FAMILY HOME MEDICAL (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MOUNT CARMEL, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Donaldson:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 10 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 26 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Susquehanna University (about 28 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 30 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Albright College (about 33 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 33 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Alvernia University (about 34 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Donaldson Fire Company 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Schuylkill 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:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.0%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Donaldson:

Marital status in Donaldson, PA
  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

For population 25 years and over in Donaldson:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.2
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Donaldson, PA (based on Schuylkill County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,81448
Mainline Protestant37,489144
Evangelical Protestant7,71973
Other1,34610
Orthodox7357
Black Protestant1771
None60,009-
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: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Schuylkill County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Schuylkill County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Schuylkill County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
This county:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

10.5%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

9.3%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Donaldson:

44.7%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

37.9%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Donaldson:

29.1
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

30.8%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Donaldson:

35.2%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

46.8%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.0%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Donaldson, PA Residents

3.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.52%
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 Berks County, PA  0.50% ($38,474 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.43% ($33,233)
from Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($30,285)


3.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Berks County, PA  0.37% ($42,991 average AGI)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.32% ($35,492)
to Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($26,262)

Strongest AM radio stations in Donaldson:

  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WWSM (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANNVILLE-CLEONA, PA; Owner: PATRICK H. SICKAFUS)
  • WISL (1480 AM; 1 kW; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: BASIC LICENSING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Donaldson:

  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Donaldson:

  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 28.9mTotal length
  • $1,209,000Total costs
  • 83,512Total average daily traffic
  • 25,286Total average daily truck traffic
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Donaldson, PA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Donaldson, PA
  • 50.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 31.0%Coal or coke
  • 9.2%Electricity
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Donaldson, PA
  • 78.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.1%Electricity


Donaldson compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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