Espy, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,642. Population change since 2000: +15.0%
Males: 794  (48.4%)
Females: 848  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  43.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17815.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,330 (it was $33,250 in 2000)
Espy:

$49,330
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,305 (it was $19,108 in 2000)

Espy CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $108,542 (it was $88,700 in 2000)
Espy:

$108,542
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $111,052; Detached houses: $120,260; Mobile homes: $3,190

Median gross rent in 2012: $669.

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  • White alone - 1,568 (95.5%)
  • Hispanic - 30 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 19 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 17 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Espy: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.3%), Irish (15.1%), Dutch (11.9%), United States (7.9%), English (7.6%), Italian (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 480 feet

Land area: 0.92 square miles.

Population density: 1,780 people per square mile   (low).

Espy,PA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Espy:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Espy CDP:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

8 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.5%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,327 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,145 (1.4%)

Espy satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (47.9 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (96.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Almedia, PA (1.3 miles ), Bloomsburg, PA (1.4 miles ), Lightstreet, PA (1.6 miles ), Fernville, PA (1.6 miles ), Mainville, PA (1.7 miles) , Rupert, PA (1.9 miles) , Lime Ridge, PA (2.0 miles ), Catawissa borough, PA (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.01 N, Longitude: 76.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Espy household income distribution Espy home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

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

Average climate in Espy, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Espy, Pennsylvania average temperatures Espy, Pennsylvania average precipitation Espy, Pennsylvania humidity Espy, Pennsylvania wind speed Espy, Pennsylvania snowfall Espy, Pennsylvania sunshine Espy, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Espy-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.0 miles away from the Espy place center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 tornado 24.5 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Espy-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 50.8 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 209.7 miles away from Espy center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 229.6 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 51.6 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 277.0 miles away from Espy center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 249.9 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 Columbia County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Espy topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Espy:

  • BAYADA NURSES (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • GEISINGER - BLOOMSBURG HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • COLUMBIA MONTOUR HHS VNA (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • GEISINGER-BLOOMSBURG HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • BALANCED CARE, BLOOMSBURG (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • BERWICK HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • ORANGEVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ORANGEVILLE, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Espy:

  • 10 miles: Susquehanna 1 and 2 in Berwick, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Espy:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 2 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,452)
  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 25 miles; Pottsville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,412)
  • Bucknell University (about 25 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 26 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Susquehanna University (about 29 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Wilkes University (about 32 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • King's College (about 33 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)

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

Cemetery: New Rosemont Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Columbia 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 30.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.93
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.6%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.7%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.8%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Espy compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Espy travel time to work - commute Espy mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Espy CDP (based on Columbia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.46%
Here: 47.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents28.3%26.7%18.4%5.4%4.0%
Congregations38.7%6.3%12.6%9.0%5.4%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.4%2.3%2.1%1.7%8.8%
Congregations1.8%4.5%2.7%3.6%15.3%
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: 13
Columbia County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Columbia County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Columbia County:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Here:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

28.4%
Pennsylvania:

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

12.6%
State:

11.5%

5.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,170 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($171 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.09%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Luzerne County, PA  1.03% ($30,057 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.53% ($31,183)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.45% ($32,324)


5.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.87% ($30,034 average AGI)
to Montour County, PA  0.50% ($36,908)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.42% ($26,380)

Strongest AM radio stations in Espy:

  • WHLM (930 AM; 1 kW; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPGM (1570 AM; 3 kW; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFBS (1280 AM; 1 kW; BERWICK, PA; Owner: FBS WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Espy:

  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKAB (103.5 FM; BERWICK, PA; Owner: 4M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBUQ (91.1 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: BLOOMSBURG UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGGI (95.9 FM; BENTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WQSU (88.9 FM; SELINSGROVE, PA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Espy:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • 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.)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W47AO (Channel 47; BERWICK, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • W19CI (Channel 19; BERWICK, PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$97,98015$77,21140$70,8848$27,8583$57,957
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$117,5108$69,9242$16,8100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$56,0403$67,56312$73,8862$14,8902$84,855
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$65,3207$86,4540$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$106,7850$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0508.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$90,3784$74,768
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0508.00

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