Forrestville, Pennsylvania

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Population in July 2007: 422.
Males: 197  (46.9%)
Females: 225  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  45.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 17901.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,442 (it was $35,156 in 2000)
Forrestville:

$48,442
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,545 (it was $20,599 in 2000)

Forrestville CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,136 (it was $56,600 in 2000)
Forrestville:

$81,136
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $87,292; Detached houses: $97,680; Townhouses or other attached units: $68,310; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $103,857; Mobile homes: $31,346
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forrestville: 133.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Ukrainian (32.5%), Polish (20.6%), Irish (16.7%), Italian (7.0%), Slovak (7.0%), German (5.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.85 square miles.

Population density: 495 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Forrestville:

  • High school or higher: 67.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forrestville CDP:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 17.4%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

5 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.2%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Forrestville CDP:  1.5% ($828)
Pennsylvania:  1.6% ($1,552)
Forrestville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (31.0 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (77.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Forestville, PA (0.6 miles ), Minersville borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Branchdale, PA (1.4 miles ), Buck Run, PA (1.4 miles ), Heckscherville, PA (1.6 miles) , Marlin, PA (1.7 miles ), Seltzer, PA (1.8 miles ), Gordon borough, PA (2.2 miles ).

Latitude: 40.69 N, Longitude: 76.30 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

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

6.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Metal and metal products (16%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Health care (46%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (18%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)

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

Average climate in Forrestville, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Forrestville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 0% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Forrestville place center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 25.4 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forrestville-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 28.4 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 220.8 miles away from Forrestville center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 246.8 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 29.3 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 293.5 miles away from Forrestville center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 261.1 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 Schuylkill County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Forrestville:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-YORK TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • TREMONT HEALTH AND REHABILITAT (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; TREMONT, PA)
  • TREMONT NURSING CT ICF (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; TREMONT, PA)
  • PRECISION HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL HEALTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • POTTSVILLE HOSP AND WARNE CLINIC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - SOUTH JACKSON STREET Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forrestville:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 4 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 24 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 29 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 30 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Albright College (about 31 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 32 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Susquehanna University (about 32 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)

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Notable location: Forestville Citizens Fire Company (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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 110. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

110
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 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 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.0%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.7%
Whole state:  5.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.9%
Whole state:

11.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

Forrestville 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (75%)
  • Coal or coke (23%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Forrestville CDP (based on Schuylkill County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.30%
Here: 74.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents56.8%17.7%11.0%7.4%0.8%
Congregations27.6%15.5%16.2%16.2%1.3%
NameSalvation ArmyPresbyterian Church (USA)Orthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents0.8%0.6%0.5%0.5%3.9%
Congregations0.7%1.7%1.7%1.3%17.8%
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: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

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

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.3%
State:

11.5%

3.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,818 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.03%
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 Berks County, PA  0.40% ($35,142 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.30% ($28,678)
from Carbon County, PA  0.29% ($29,710)


3.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,022 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.44%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($171 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.38% ($28,378 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.32% ($36,439)
to Carbon County, PA  0.23% ($24,109)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forrestville:

  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: CURRAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forrestville:

  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Forrestville:

  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W61AG (Channel 61; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W66AI (Channel 66; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Forrestville on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
  • #34 (17901) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #52 (17901) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #77 (17901) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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