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Columbia County

Population in 2010: 134. Population change since 2000: +31.4%
Males: 70  (52.2%)
Females: 64  (47.8%)

Median resident age:  53.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  43.3 years

Zip code: 17814

Estimated median household income in 2011: $30,831 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Jamison City:

$30,831
Pennsylvania:

$50,228
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $23,926

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $139,060 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
Jamison City:

$139,060
Pennsylvania:

$164,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $130,130; Detached houses: $136,913; Mobile homes: $87,174

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  • White alone - 133 (99.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jamison City: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (34.3%), Italian (15.7%), Polish (15.7%), Welsh (6.9%), English (2.9%), Hungarian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1080 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 548 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Jamison City:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jamison City CDP:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

5 residents are foreign born (4.9% North America).

This place:  4.9%
Pennsylvania:  5.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $783 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,222 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (37.1 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (110.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Waller, PA (2.4 miles) , Benton borough, PA (2.7 miles ), New Columbus borough, PA (3.2 miles ), Stillwater, PA (3.2 miles) , Laporte borough, PA (3.2 miles ), Rohrsburg, PA (3.5 miles) , Jonestown, PA (3.5 miles) , Eagles Mere, PA (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 41.30 N, Longitude: 76.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (34%)
  • Wholesale trade (26%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Information (22%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Plant and system operators (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (27%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (18%)
  • Business operations specialists (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (14%)
  • Food processing workers (9%)


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Tornado activity:

Jamison City-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 0% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Jamison City place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 tornado 27.2 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jamison City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 95% 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 69.4 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 70.0 miles away from Jamison 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 81.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 89.5 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 76.2 miles away from Jamison City center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Operable nuclear power plants near Jamison City:

  • 19 miles: Susquehanna 1 and 2 in Berwick, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jamison City:

  • Luzerne County Community College (about 21 miles; Nanticoke, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,717)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 21 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,552)
  • Wilkes University (about 26 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,593)
  • King's College (about 26 miles; Wilkes Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 35 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,469)
  • Bucknell University (about 36 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,667)
  • University of Scranton (about 38 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 4,839)

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

 
Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 3.6%

Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.9%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.6% of all households

Jamison City compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (44%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)

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Religion statistics for Jamison City (based on Columbia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.46%
Here47.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents28.3%26.7%18.4%5.4%4.0%
Congregations38.7%6.3%12.6%9.0%5.4%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.4%2.3%2.1%1.7%8.8%
Congregations1.8%4.5%2.7%3.6%15.3%
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: 13
Columbia County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Columbia County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Columbia County:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Here:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

28.4%
Pennsylvania:

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

12.6%
State:

11.5%

5.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,170 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($171 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.09%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Luzerne County, PA  1.03% ($30,057 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.53% ($31,183)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.45% ($32,324)


5.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.87% ($30,034 average AGI)
to Montour County, PA  0.50% ($36,908)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.42% ($26,380)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jamison City:

  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WEMR (1460 AM; 5 kW; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jamison City:

  • WGGI (95.9 FM; BENTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, 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)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCOZ (103.9 FM; LAPORTE, PA; Owner: SMITH AND FITZGERALD, PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Jamison City:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • 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.)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$45,210
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0501.00

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