Honesdale, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 4,312 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.5%
 
Males: 1,988  (46.1%)
Females: 2,324  (53.9%)
Median resident age:  42.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18431.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,301 (it was $28,209 in 2000)
Honesdale:

$30,301
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,708 (it was $17,464 in 2000)

Honesdale borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $145,821 (it was $87,000 in 2000)
Honesdale:

$145,821
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $136,353; Detached houses: $145,464; Townhouses or other attached units: $162,212; In 2-unit structures: $140,791; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $115,888; Mobile homes: $27,702

Median gross rent in 2012: $620.

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Honesdale races chart
  • White alone - 4,248 (94.8%)
  • Hispanic - 126 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 44 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 39 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.09%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Honesdale: 93.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.1%), Irish (19.3%), English (9.8%), United States (8.7%), Italian (6.9%), Scottish (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/26/1831

Elevation: 970 feet

Land area: 4.12 square miles.

Population density: 1,046 people per square mile   (low).

Honesdale,PA real estate house value index trend

Honesdale, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Honesdale:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Honesdale borough:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

66 residents are foreign born

This borough:  1.5%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Honesdale, Pennsylvania as of April 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Honesdale to the number of sex offenders is 241 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,810 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,390 (1.5%)

Honesdale satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (24.1 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (80.5 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (86.9 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities: Bethany borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Prompton borough, PA (2.0 miles ), White Mills, PA (2.1 miles ), Hawley borough, PA (2.8 miles ), Waymart borough, PA (2.8 miles ), Narrowsburg, NY (3.2 miles ), The Hideout, PA (3.3 miles ), Fawn Lake Forest, PA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 41.57 N, Longitude: 75.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,601 (+125.0%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,030 (66.0%)

Area code: 570

Honesdale household income distribution Honesdale home values distribution

Crime rates in Honesdale by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 001000100000
per 100,000 0.00.020.30.00.00.020.90.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 154332360220
per 100,000 20.5102.181.261.061.641.262.6127.50.042.244.50.0
Robberies 003231000211
per 100,000 0.00.060.940.761.620.60.00.00.042.222.322.1
Assaults 5143662927416
per 100,000 102.5285.960.9122.1123.141.2187.742.5148.984.422.3132.7
Burglaries 61714272623131620232526
per 100,000 123.1347.2284.2549.2533.4473.9271.1340.0425.4485.2556.3575.2
Thefts 8910713012813014210511010187116110
per 100,000 1825.32185.52639.12603.72667.22926.02189.82337.42148.01835.42581.22433.6
Auto thefts 91184105710221
per 100,000 184.6224.7162.481.4205.2103.0146.021.20.042.244.522.1
Arson 032100120223
per 100,000 0.061.340.620.30.00.020.942.50.042.244.566.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 110.8223.3228.1195.0210.1171.1205.8190.8120.9144.7160.0143.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Honesdale detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Pennsylvania average:

2.59
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -170 (-3.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3%)

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

Average climate in Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Honesdale-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the Honesdale borough center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 tornado 28.2 miles away from the borough center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Honesdale-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 171.0 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 215.9 miles away from Honesdale 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 95.2 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 266.2 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 94.8 miles away from Honesdale center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.8 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 Wayne County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Honesdale topographic map

Birthplace of: Art Wall, Jr. - Professional golfer, John Olver - Politician, Brian Balthazar - Television personality, Florence Goodenough - Psychologist, Henry Augustus Rowland - Physicist, Robert Koenig (filmmaker) - Screenwriter, Edgar Jadwin - Army general, Lyman Lemnitzer - (1899-1988), general, Fred Sherry (baseball) - Baseball player, J. Benjamin Dimmick - Mayor of Scranton during cholera epidemic.

Main business address for: NORWOOD FINANCIAL CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), DIMECO INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Honesdale:

  • WAYNE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 601 PARK STREET)
  • HONESDALE DIALYSIS CENTER (STOURBRIDGE MALL)
  • WAYNE MEM HOSP DEPT OF HH SRVC (STOURBRIDGE MALL MAPLE AVE)
  • ELLEN MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE CENTER (23 ELLEN MEMORIAL LANE)
  • PECK CONVALESCENT HOME (814 COURT STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Honesdale:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Honesdale:

  • Marywood University (about 22 miles; Scranton, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,959)
  • University of Scranton (about 24 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 5,488)
  • King's College (about 40 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Wilkes University (about 41 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 41 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,195)
  • Misericordia University (about 41 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • Sussex County Community College (about 44 miles; Newton, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,402)

Public high schools in Honesdale:

Private elementary/middle school in Honesdale:

  • ST VINCENT'S SCHOOL (Students: 163; Location: 329 CLIFF ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Honesdale

Library in Honesdale:

  • WAYNE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $568,404; Location: 1406 MAIN ST; 28,805 books; 4,447 audio materials; 2,376 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 82 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 110 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • THIS TOWN IS SMALL i lived there.

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Notable locations in Honesdale: Texas Number 4 Fire Company (A), Honesdale Fire Department Hose Company 1 (B), Alert Hook and Ladder Company 2 (C), Honesdale Fire Department Protection Engine Company 3 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Honesdale include: NORWOOD FINANCIAL CORP (A), DIMECO INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Dyberry Cemetery (2), Schoonover Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Bunnells Pond (A), Freethy Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dyberry Creek (A), Carley Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Fun & Games (Amusement & Theme Parks; USHighway 6).

Hotels: Grandview Motel (160 Grandview Avenue), Harvest Inn Bed & Breakfast (1415 Main Street).

Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 87.4. This is about average.

City:

87.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.0807. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0807
U.S.:

0.3026

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.58. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.58
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 16.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.41
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Honesdale and their reported violations in the past:

AQUA PA FAWN LAKE FOREST (Population served: 6,533, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2012), St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 16 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
AQUA PA HONESDALE (Population served: 5,500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-18-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-10-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-03-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2009), St Public Notif received (2 times from AUG-13-2009 to AUG-13-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-24-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-24-2009), St Boil Water Order (APR-24-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2009)
  • 7 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-13-2009 to AUG-13-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-13-2009 to AUG-13-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2010)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2006), St BCA signed (FEB-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
AQUA PA WATER CO HAWLEY (Population served: 1,800, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-03-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2008), St Boil Water Order (DEC-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2009)
AQUA PA MOUNTAINHOME SYSTEM (Population served: 1,450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-26-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-25-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
AQUA PA TANGLEWOOD LAKES (Population served: 1,321, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 8 regular monitoring violations
AQUA PA PAUPACKAN LAKE ESTATES (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-20-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-20-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-09-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-13-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-20-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-21-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-20-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-13-2009 to AUG-13-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
INDIAN HEAD CAMP (Population served: 650, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
AQUA PA WATER CO MOSCOW (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Honesdale that have no violations reported:

  • AQUA PA WATER CO SCI WAYMART (Population served: 3,200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUMMIT CAMP (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • AQUA PA WATER CO THORNHURST CC (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • AQUA PA WATER CO MOUNT COBB (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • AQUA PA WOODLEDGE VILLAGE (Population served: 58, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAMLIN EXPRESS MART (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WOODMONT AQUA PA (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.0%
(26.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.1 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  55.0%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
13 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Honesdale, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Honesdale compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Honesdale (2011 data):

  • The Dime Bank: at 820-822 Church Street, branch established on 1906/01/01; Operations Center Branch at 120 Sunrise Avenue, branch established on 1998/10/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $581.4 mil, Deposits: $485.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Dimeco, Inc
  • The Honesdale National Bank: Route 6 Plaza Branch at 1207 Texas Palmyra Hwy, branch established on 1974/04/25; at 733 Main Street, branch established on 1836/12/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $560.7 mil, Deposits: $478.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Honat Bancorp, Inc.
  • Wayne Bank: Willow Avenue Branch at 245 Willow Avenue, branch established on 1980/09/15; at 717 Main Street, branch established on 1871/01/01. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $667.4 mil, Deposits: $527.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Norwood Financial Corp.
  • First National Community Bank: Honesdale Route 6 Office Branch at 1127 Texas Palmyra Highway, branch established on 2007/10/10; Honesdale Branch at 1001 Main Street, branch established on 1923/08/24. Info updated 2012/01/12: Bank assets: $1,105.2 mil, Deposits: $957.5 mil, headquarters in Dunmore, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: First National Community Bancorp Inc
  • Woodforest National Bank: Honesdale Walmart Branch at 777 Old Willow Ave Bld. A4, branch established on 2007/06/30. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Citizens Savings Bank: Honesdale Branch at 335 Willow Ave, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $329.7 mil, Deposits: $279.6 mil, headquarters in Clarks Summit, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Honesdale borough (based on Wayne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.16%
Here: 56.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents57.8%21.3%6.8%2.6%1.9%
Congregations15.1%45.2%4.1%6.8%4.1%
NameJewishEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.4%1.4%0.9%4.0%
Congregations1.4%4.1%2.7%1.4%15.1%
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: 16
Wayne County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Wayne County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Wayne County:

3.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 64
Here:

12.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

25.7%
Pennsylvania:

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

12.6%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$17,761$42,6263$20,216
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$13,715
Police Protection - Officers 10$70,873$85,0489$19,658
Police - Other 0$0 3$8,277
Streets and Highways 5$18,264$43,8340$0
Solid Waste Management 2$8,421$50,5260$0
Sewerage 3$15,127$60,5081$2,062
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$5,108
Totals for Government 25$130,446$62,61430$69,036

Honesdale government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $43,000 ($9.97)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $572,000 ($132.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $508,000 ($117.81)
    Regular Highways: $331,000 ($76.76)
    Sewerage: $130,000 ($30.15)
    Central Staff Services: $114,000 ($26.44)
    General - Other: $104,000 ($24.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $75,000 ($17.39)
    Fire Protection: $35,000 ($8.12)
    General Public Buildings: $23,000 ($5.33)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($3.94)
    Parking Facilities: $17,000 ($3.94)
    Housing & Community Development: $16,000 ($3.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($1.16)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($0.46)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $1,289,000 ($298.93)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $498,000 ($115.49)
    Benefit Payments: $96,000 ($22.26)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $57,000 ($13.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $48,000 ($11.13)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,000 ($0.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $13,000 ($3.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($3.01)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($2.55)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($1.86)
    General Public Building: $5,000 ($1.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $753,000 ($174.63)

Honesdale government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $739,000 ($171.38)
    Parking Facilities: $91,000 ($21.10)
    All Other: $48,000 ($11.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $29,000 ($6.73)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $2,000 ($0.46)
    Interest Revenue: $-63,000 ($-14.61)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $62,000 ($14.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($0.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $63,000 ($14.61)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($3.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $84,000 ($19.48)
    All Other: $18,000 ($4.17)
    General Support: $4,000 ($0.93)
  • Tax - Property: $666,000 ($154.45)
    NEC: $106,000 ($24.58)

Honesdale government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,085,000 ($251.62)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $911,000 ($211.27)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $174,000 ($40.35)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $75,000 ($17.39)

Honesdale government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $309,000 ($71.66)
    Total Federal Securities: $13,000 ($3.01)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $250,000 ($57.98)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $12,000 ($2.78)

5.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,626 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
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 Lackawanna County, PA  1.09% ($35,798 average AGI)
from Pike County, PA  0.56% ($36,964)
from Monroe County, PA  0.19% ($32,757)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,797 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lackawanna County, PA  1.39% ($37,330 average AGI)
to Pike County, PA  0.44% ($22,443)
to Susquehanna County, PA  0.25% ($28,843)

Strongest AM radio stations in Honesdale:

  • WKJN (1440 AM; 5 kW; CARBONDALE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WQOR (750 AM; daytime; 2 kW; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Honesdale:

  • WGGY-FM1 (101.3 FM; HONESDALE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WYCY (105.3 FM; HAWLEY, PA; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDNH-FM (95.3 FM; HONESDALE, PA; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPGP (88.3 FM; TAFTON, PA; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WQFN (100.1 FM; FOREST CITY, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCWI (94.3 FM; CARBONDALE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBYH (89.1 FM; HAWLEY, PA; Owner: 4 RIVERS COMMUNICATIONS B/G COMPANY)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUSR (99.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON)
  • WBHD (95.7 FM; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Honesdale:

  • W18BN (Channel 18; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH TELECASTERS)
  • WWPS-LP (Channel 8; HAWLEY, ETC., PA; Owner: ROBERT G. NEUHAUS)
  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W62AO (Channel 62; HAWLEY, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA EDUC. TV ASSOC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Honesdale, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 36
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 91
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 132
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 97
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 227
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 17
See more detailed statistics of Honesdale fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 30 meters (98ft)
Total costs: $1,000
Total average daily traffic: 63,687
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,426
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 89,589

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Honesdale, PA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Honesdale)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Honesdale, PA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Honesdale)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Honesdale)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 30 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Most common first names in Honesdale, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16275.8 years
William13374.7 years
Mary12982.0 years
Helen11281.3 years
Robert10772.5 years
George9876.8 years
Joseph9274.9 years
Margaret8781.7 years
Edward7578.9 years
Elizabeth7282.6 years
Most common last names in Honesdale, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6678.4 years
Miller4973.2 years
Olver2874.5 years
Martin2776.7 years
Brown2579.6 years
Williams2579.5 years
Davis2181.4 years
Stegner1984.0 years
Weidner1979.5 years
Bishop1975.8 years
Businesses in Honesdale, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1New Balance1
CVS1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dunkin Donuts1RadioShack1
Fashion Bug1Rite Aid1
FedEx2Subway2
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Home Depot1U-Haul1
Kmart1UPS4
Kroger1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Bryant1YMCA1
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