Fox Chase, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,622.
Males: 763  (47.1%)
Females: 859  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

52.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,733
Fox Chase:

$60,733
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $33,615

Fox Chase CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $169,500
Fox Chase:

$169,500
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $227,223; detached houses: $234,239; townhouses or other attached units: $206,485
March 2019 cost of living index in Fox Chase: 94.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.7%

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  • Races in Fox Chase, PA (2019)
    • 98961.3%White alone
    • 32320.0%Hispanic
    • 25816.0%Black alone
    • 563.5%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (30.6%), Polish (8.6%), Jamaican (7.5%), Italian (6.8%), American (6.1%), Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

114 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 1.7% Europe).

This place:

7.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,626 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,311 (2.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (34.0 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (71.8 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (91.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Linglestown, PA (1.3 miles ),
Paxtonia, PA (1.4 miles ),
Colonial Park, PA (1.6 miles ),
Progress, PA (1.8 miles ),
Penbrook borough, PA (2.0 miles ),
Lawnton, PA (2.3 miles ),
Paxtang borough, PA (2.3 miles ),
Skyline View, PA (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 40.33 N, Longitude: 76.82 W

Distribution of median household income in Fox Chase, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fox Chase, PA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.8. This is about average.

City:

77.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2011 was 0.227. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.227
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.78. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.78
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2014 was 0.468. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.468
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Fox Chase-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the Fox Chase place center caused $18 million in damages.

On 4/5/1952, a category F3 tornado 27.1 miles away from the place center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fox Chase-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 178.0 miles away from the 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 41.3 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) earthquake occurred 203.3 miles away from Fox Chase 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 42.9 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 280.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 243.0 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 Dauphin County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Tropical Depressions: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Fox Chase:

  • JEWISH HOME OF GREATER HARRISB (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • HOME TO STAY, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • PINNACLE HEALTH HOSPICE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • HOME REMEDY SKILLED NURSING, LLC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • OMNI HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)

Amtrak stations near Fox Chase:

  • 6 miles: HARRISBURG (4TH & CHESTNUT STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: ELIZABETHTOWN (WILSON AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fox Chase:

  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 5 miles; Harrisburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 13,276)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (about 10 miles; Middletown, PA; FT enrollment: 3,797)
  • Messiah College (about 16 miles; Mechanicsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,035)
  • Dickinson College (about 22 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,505)
  • YTI Career Institute-York (about 26 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • York College Pennsylvania (about 28 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 5,140)
  • Susquehanna University (about 33 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)

Points of interest:

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

Reservoir: Riverview Park Tank (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Fox Chase include: Felix Dam Park (1), Stoudts Ferry Bridge Playground (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dauphin 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:

2.8 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

84.5%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.6%
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: 0.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Fox Chase:

Marital status in Fox Chase, PA
  • Never married: 13.6%
  • Now married: 75.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

For population 25 years and over in Fox Chase:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fox Chase, PA (based on Dauphin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant43,691122
Catholic39,73916
Evangelical Protestant27,374164
Other10,39026
Black Protestant6,46431
Orthodox6895
None139,753-
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: 51
This county:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
This county:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 90
This county:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 224
Dauphin County:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.9%
Pennsylvania:

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

12.6%
State:

11.5%

5.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,479 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($250 average AGI)
Dauphin County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cumberland County, PA  0.97% ($39,702 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, PA  0.43% ($44,353)
from York County, PA  0.41% ($45,100)


6.29% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,418 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($399 average AGI)
Dauphin County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cumberland County, PA  1.26% ($51,385 average AGI)
to Lebanon County, PA  0.50% ($53,995)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.45% ($48,262)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fox Chase:

  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKT (1460 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKBO (1230 AM; 0 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWII (720 AM; daytime; 2 kW; SHIREMANSTOWN, PA; Owner: HENSLEY BROADCASTING)
  • WTCY (1400 AM; 1 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSBA (910 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fox Chase:

  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNK-FM (104.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRBT (94.9 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHKF (99.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJAZ (91.7 FM; SUMMERDALE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. COMMWEALTH SYS. HGHR ED)
  • WTPA (93.5 FM; MECHANICSBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXPH (88.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIV. OF PA.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WQLV (98.9 FM; MILLERSBURG, PA; Owner: HEPCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WYGL-FM (100.5 FM; ELIZABETHVILLE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WWKL (92.1 FM; PALMYRA, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQJU (107.1 FM; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJRC (90.9 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: SALT AND LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Fox Chase:

  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHTM-TV (Channel 27; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: HARRISBURG TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W40AF (Channel 40; DILLSBURG, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK, LLC)

Fox Chase fatal accident list:

Dec 31, 2015 06:04 AM, Us-222 Van Reed Rd, Lat: 40.397403, Lon: -75.966508, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 39.7mTotal length
  • $3,095,000Total costs
  • 158,802Total average daily traffic
  • 24,386Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Fox Chase, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 81960-1969
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fox Chase, PA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fox Chase, PA
  • 77.4%Utility gas
  • 14.2%Electricity
  • 6.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fox Chase, PA
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Fox Chase compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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