Inkerman, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,819.
Males: 652  (35.9%)
Females: 1,167  (64.1%)
Median resident age:

58.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,332
Inkerman:

$51,332
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,944

Inkerman CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $125,700
Inkerman:

$125,700
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $142,275; detached houses: $229,189; townhouses or other attached units: $125,336; mobile homes: $6,053

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,251.

March 2019 cost of living index in Inkerman: 98.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.6%
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  • Races in Inkerman, PA (2010)
    • 1,76396.9%White alone
    • 211.2%Hispanic
    • 140.8%Black alone
    • 120.7%Two or more races
    • 90.5%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: Italian (35.7%), Polish (19.2%), German (7.3%), Irish (6.8%), Slovak (5.9%), Lithuanian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 789 feet

49 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe).

This place:

2.3%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,364 (3.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,179 (9.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (10.8 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (93.5 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (96.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Laflin borough, PA (1.1 miles ),
Wyoming borough, PA (1.2 miles ),
Yatesville borough, PA (1.3 miles ),
Exeter borough, PA (1.4 miles ),
Hudson, PA (1.4 miles ),
Pittston, PA (1.5 miles ),
West Pittston borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
West Wyoming borough, PA (1.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.30 N, Longitude: 75.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Distribution of median household income in Inkerman, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Inkerman, PA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.3. This is about average.

City:

72.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.71. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.71
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.151. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.151
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Inkerman-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Inkerman place center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/4/1960, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Inkerman-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 198.2 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 68.0 miles away from Inkerman 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 238.1 miles away from Inkerman 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 244.7 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 68.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 277.9 miles away from Inkerman 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 Luzerne 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, Hurricanes: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Inkerman:

  • WESLEY VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; PITTSTON, PA)
  • BAYADA NURSES (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; PITTSTON, PA)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; PITTSTON, PA)
  • ANGEL'S TOUCH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; WEST PITTSTON, PA)
  • WYOMING VALLEY HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; WEST PITTSTON, PA)
  • HIGHLAND MANOR NSG HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; EXETER, PA)
  • HIGHLAND MANOR NURSING AND CON (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; EXETER, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Inkerman:

  • King's College (about 5 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,392)
  • Wilkes University (about 6 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Misericordia University (about 9 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • University of Scranton (about 11 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 5,488)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 12 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Marywood University (about 14 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 39 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)

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Luzerne 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:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

51.4%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
169 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Inkerman:

Marital status in Inkerman, PA
  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 21.6%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

For population 25 years and over in Inkerman:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Inkerman, PA (based on Luzerne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,00075
Mainline Protestant31,734142
Evangelical Protestant12,502108
Other5,13417
Orthodox1,66712
Black Protestant1181
None131,763-
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: 65
Luzerne County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Luzerne County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
Here:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 96
Luzerne County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 294
This county:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

3.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.38%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lackawanna County, PA  0.42% ($34,949 average AGI)
from Columbia County, PA  0.20% ($37,285)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.14% ($35,492)


3.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.91%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.39% ($42,725 average AGI)
to Columbia County, PA  0.22% ($37,469)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.19% ($33,233)

Businesses in Inkerman, PA

  • Ace Hardware: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Inkerman:

  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WYCK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PLAINS, PA; Owner: LB RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WBAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WGBI (910 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNAK (730 AM; 1 kW; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: SEVEN-THIRTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WEMR (1460 AM; 5 kW; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Inkerman:

  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBHD (95.7 FM; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUSR (99.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W288BE (105.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDMT (102.3 FM; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WPGP (88.3 FM; TAFTON, PA; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Inkerman:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W54BO (Channel 54; KINGSTON, PA; Owner: KATHY POTERA)
  • W26CD (Channel 26; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W67DE (Channel 67; NEWPORT, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)

Inkerman fatal accident list:

Dec 28, 2012 02:10 PM, Sr-2024 Main St, Lat: 41.300006, Lon: -75.810033, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • HEATHER HIGHLAND MHP, Lat: 41.296000 Lon: -75.819639, Call Sign: WQUT354, Licensee ID: L01502812,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, Grant Date: 10/04/2014, Expiration Date: 10/04/2024, Certifier: Jack Graudenz, Registrant: Cereniti Datasense Networks, 41 E. Washington St., Ste. 110, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: (877) 237-3648, Fax: (877) 362-6640, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Inkerman, PA
  • 34.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 33.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.7%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Inkerman, PA
  • 35.6%Electricity
  • 27.6%Utility gas
  • 19.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.3%Other fuel
  • 6.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Inkerman 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
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