Hometown, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,349. Population change since 2000: -3.6%
Males: 617  (45.8%)
Females: 732  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  52.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 18252.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $61,950 (it was $40,568 in 2000)
Hometown:

$61,950
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,019 (it was $19,831 in 2000)

Hometown CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $167,929 (it was $99,400 in 2000)
Hometown:

$167,929
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $201,315; Detached houses: $205,628

Median gross rent in 2016: $973.

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  • Races in Hometown, PA (2010)

    Hometown races chart
    • 1,32097.9%White alone
    • 151.1%Asian alone
    • 90.7%Hispanic
    • 30.2%Two or more races
    • 10.07%Black alone
    • 10.07%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hometown: 94.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.5%), Slovak (11.2%), Lithuanian (10.2%), Polish (7.4%), American (7.0%), European (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1136 feet

Land area: 1.98 square miles.

Population density: 681 people per square mile   (low).

Hometown,PA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Hometown:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hometown CDP:

  • Never married: 6.6%
  • Now married: 75.2%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

22 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.7%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,084 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,197 (1.4%)

Hometown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Allentown, PA (30.6 miles , pop. 106,632).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (72.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Tamaqua borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Park Crest, PA (1.8 miles ), Grier City, PA (2.0 miles ), Coaldale borough, PA (2.0 miles ), Grier City-Park Crest, PA (2.0 miles ), Delano, PA (2.2 miles ), Lansford borough, PA (2.3 miles ), Tuscarora, PA (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 40.82 N, Longitude: 75.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Hometown household income distribution Hometown home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Community and social service occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Hometown, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 7/26/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the Hometown place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 24.1 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hometown-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 34.2 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 232.2 miles away from Hometown 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 234.3 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 34.3 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 278.4 miles away from Hometown center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 274.6 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hometown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hometown:

  • HOMETOWN NURSING AND REHAB CEN (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; TAMAQUA, PA)
  • ST LUKE'S MINERS MEM HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; TAMAQUA, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE TAMAQUA (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; TAMAQUA, PA)
  • ST LUKE'S MINERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; COALDALE, PA)
  • ST LUKE'S REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; COALDALE, PA)
  • REDCO GROUP/SUMMIT HILL,THE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SUMMIT HILL, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HAZLETON (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; HAZLETON, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hometown:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 17 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 23 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 24 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 26 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 28 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 30 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,792)
  • Wilkes University (about 30 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)

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

Park in Hometown: State Game Lands Number 227 (1). 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 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 12.0 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 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2003 was 26.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.7%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,81448
Mainline Protestant37,489144
Evangelical Protestant7,71973
Other1,34610
Orthodox7357
Black Protestant1771
None60,009-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hometown:

44.9%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hometown:

34.5%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hometown:

20.0%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

6.3%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hometown:

6.7
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

28.9%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Hometown:

47.4%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

69.2%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hometown, PA Residents

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 Hometown:

  • WLSH (1410 AM; 5 kW; LANSFORD, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WYNS (1160 AM; 4 kW; LEHIGHTON, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WAZL (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hometown:

  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • W218AX (91.5 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W202BD (88.3 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)

TV broadcast stations around Hometown:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • 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.)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYLN-LP (Channel 35; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 8,599Total average daily traffic
  • 577Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,473Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Edward G Roach, Hometown (Lat: 40.830333 Lon: -75.970250), Type: 78.9, Overall height: 75.9 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PARKWAY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Hometown (Lat: 40.830333 Lon: -75.970250), Type: 78.9, Overall height: 75.9 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PARKWAY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Hometown (Lat: 40.830333 Lon: -75.970250), Type: 78.9, Structure height: 42107 m, Overall height: 75.9 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • EPA0165, Hometown (Lat: 40.830194 Lon: -75.970306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 75.9 m, Overall height: 78.9 m, Call Sign: WQUB206
    Assigned Frequencies: 6152.75 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6152.75 MHzGrant Date: 05/23/2014, Expiration Date: 05/23/2024, Certifier: Ed DelongRegistrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 937-0201, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (64%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Coal or coke (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Hometown compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly 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 college students below state average.
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