For population 25 years and over in Halifax:
For population 15 years and over in Halifax borough:
6 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,643 (1.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (44.4 miles , pop. 56,348).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (81.9 miles , pop. 651,154).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (99.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: New Buffalo, PA (1.5 miles) , Lenkerville, PA (2.2 miles ), Millersburg borough, PA (2.3 miles ), Dauphin borough, PA (2.6 miles ), Duncannon borough, PA (2.7 miles ), Liverpool borough, PA (2.8 miles ), Elizabethville borough, PA (2.9 miles ), Marysville borough, PA (2.9 miles ).
Latitude: 40.47 N, Longitude: 76.93 W
Area code: 717
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Halifax detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Halifax tourist attractions:
Population change in the 1990s: -64 (-6.8%).
Work and jobs in Halifax: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Halifax, Pennsylvania
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Halifax-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/14/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.6 miles away from the Halifax borough center caused $18 million in damages.
On 6/18/1970, a category F3 tornado 33.6 miles away from the borough center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Halifax-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 83% 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 48.1 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 49.6 miles away from Halifax center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 44.0 miles away from Halifax center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Dauphin County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: James K. Moorhead - Politician.
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.167. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.54. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Halifax and their reported violations in the past:KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH HALIFA (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past health violations:GONDERS GRUBB HOUSE (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Halifax that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.8%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Banks with branches in Halifax (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Halifax borough (based on Dauphin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.54%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 51
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 90
Number of full-service restaurants: 224
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Halifax government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Halifax government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,939 average adjusted gross income)
0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($246 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.95% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,286 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($229 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Halifax fatal accident list:
Jun 3, 2011 10:00 PM, Sr-147, Armstrong St, Lat: 40.46989167, Lon: -76.93232222, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 20, 1993 02:20 AM, 225, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 16, 1986 10:15 PM, 00001, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 24, 1986 06:15 PM, 00001, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 29, 1985 10:10 PM, 00001, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 14, 1985 04:12 AM, 22004, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 6, 1981 07:00 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 8,539
Total average daily truck traffic: 256
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 11,365
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Halifax)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:5
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Halifax)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Halifax)
FAA Registered Aircraft:9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0248.00
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 12 patent applications in 2008-2014.