Fairview-Ferndale, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 2,139. Population change since 2000: -11.3%
Males: 1,030  (48.2%)
Females: 1,109  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  47.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17872.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,628 (it was $27,219 in 2000)
Fairview-Ferndale:

$40,628
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,061 (it was $15,400 in 2000)

Fairview-Ferndale CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $67,829 (it was $41,000 in 2000)
Fairview-Ferndale:

$67,829
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $143,677; Detached houses: $178,374; Townhouses or other attached units: $44,845; In 2-unit structures: $55,465; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $77,891; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $59,424; Mobile homes: $58,590

Median gross rent in 2016: $635.

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  • Races in Fairview-Ferndale, PA (2010)

    Fairview-Ferndale races chart
    • 2,09397.8%White alone
    • 231.1%Hispanic
    • 110.5%Two or more races
    • 90.4%Black alone
    • 20.09%American Indian alone
    • 10.05%Other race alone

Races in Fairview-Ferndale detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fairview-Ferndale: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (24.1%), Irish (18.0%), German (14.8%), Dutch (9.0%), American (8.1%), Pennsylvania German (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.91 square miles.

Population density: 2,362 people per square mile   (low).

Fairview-Ferndale,PA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Fairview-Ferndale:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairview-Ferndale CDP:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

4 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.2%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $917 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $629 (1.2%)

Fairview-Ferndale satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (45.7 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (92.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Shamokin, PA (1.0 miles ), Tharptown (Uniontown), PA (1.2 miles ), Marshallton, PA (1.4 miles ), Ranshaw, PA (1.7 miles ), Kulpmont borough, PA (2.3 miles ), Trevorton, PA (2.3 miles ), Elysburg, PA (2.4 miles ), Marion Heights borough, PA (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.78 N, Longitude: 76.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Fairview-Ferndale household income distribution Fairview-Ferndale home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Fairview-Ferndale: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fairview-Ferndale, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fairview-Ferndale-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.9 miles away from the Fairview-Ferndale place center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 tornado 30.1 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairview-Ferndale-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 42.1 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 205.1 miles away from Fairview-Ferndale center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 247.1 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 43.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 245.4 miles away from Fairview-Ferndale 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 294.5 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 Northumberland County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairview-Ferndale topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fairview-Ferndale:

  • VNA HEALTH SYSTEM (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; SHAMOKIN, PA)
  • DAVITA - NORTHUMBERLAND DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MT. CARMEL, PA)
  • FAMILY HOME MEDICAL (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; MOUNT CARMEL, PA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-MANSION (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SUNBURY, PA)
  • MANSION NURSING CONV HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SUNBURY, PA)
  • SUNBURY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; SUNBURY, PA)
  • SAINT CATHERINE MEDICAL CENTER FOUNTAIN SPRINGS (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairview-Ferndale:

  • Susquehanna University (about 16 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,495)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 17 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 20 miles; Pottsville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,412)
  • Bucknell University (about 21 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 38 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 13,276)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 40 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (about 41 miles; Middletown, PA; FT enrollment: 3,797)

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Notable locations in Fairview-Ferndale: Shamokin Filler Plant Station (A), Carbon Run Breaker Station (B), Coal Township Fire Department - Fairview Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Station 140 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Fairview-Ferndale: Kemp Stadium (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Northumberland 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.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.91
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.2%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Black residents, 60.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.1%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.3%
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: 0.3% of all households
7 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Fairview-Ferndale in 2000:

  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Fairview-Ferndale travel time to work - commute Fairview-Ferndale mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fairview-Ferndale CDP (based on Northumberland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant21,455102
Catholic14,54012
Evangelical Protestant9,79462
Other2,6629
Black Protestant1181
Orthodox761
None45,883-
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: 19
Northumberland County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Northumberland County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Northumberland County:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 63
Here:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Northumberland County:

29.3%
Pennsylvania:

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

11.5%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

63.6%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

65.9%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Fairview-Ferndale:

27.3
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

11.8%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

29.9%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

69.4%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.0%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fairview-Ferndale, PA Residents

4.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.20%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, PA  0.61% ($31,018 average AGI)
from Snyder County, PA  0.44% ($30,552)
from Lycoming County, PA  0.35% ($31,124)


4.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.21%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($319 average AGI)
Northumberland County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Union County, PA  0.58% ($31,804 average AGI)
to Snyder County, PA  0.46% ($34,123)
to Lycoming County, PA  0.30% ($28,236)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairview-Ferndale:

  • WISL (1480 AM; 1 kW; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: BASIC LICENSING, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPGM (1570 AM; 3 kW; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, 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.)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairview-Ferndale:

  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQSU (88.9 FM; SELINSGROVE, PA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • W289AI (105.7 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENN. EDUC. TV ASSOC.)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYGL-FM (100.5 FM; ELIZABETHVILLE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WILQ (105.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fairview-Ferndale:

  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (51%)
  • Utility gas (18%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Coal or coke (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Fairview-Ferndale compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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