For population 25 years and over in Honesdale:
For population 15 years and over in Honesdale borough:
64 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,810 (1.1%)
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+: New York, NY (92.1 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
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: +5,583 (+125.2%)
Area code: 570
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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).
Population change in the 1990s: -170 (-3.4%).
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
Honesdale-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 17% 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 significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 96% 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 95.2 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
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 67.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from Honesdale center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
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: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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.
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0418. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 16.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.33. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Honesdale and their reported violations in the past:INDIAN HEAD CAMP (Population served: 650, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:LAURELS CAFE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:CHERRY HILL MOBILE HOME COURT (Population served: 86, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:LA VILLA (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:FIRESIDE RESTAURANT (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:HALFWAY HOUSE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:COLONY PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Honesdale that have no violations reported:
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)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
13 people in religious group quarters in 2000
Honesdale compared to Pennsylvania state average:
Banks with branches in Honesdale (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Honesdale borough (based on Wayne County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.16%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 16
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Number of full-service restaurants: 64
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Honesdale government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,498 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,938 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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: 12See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Honesdale, PA
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
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)
Total of 19 patent applications in 2008-2014.