Jerseytown, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 184. Population change since 2000: +22.7%
Males: 104  (56.6%)
Females: 80  (43.4%)
Median resident age:  47.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip code: 17815

Estimated median household income in 2016: $31,427 (it was $45,625 in 2000)
Jerseytown:

$31,427
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,732 (it was $20,538 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $155,567 (it was $78,300 in 2000)
Jerseytown:

$155,567
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $181,812; Detached houses: $190,221

Median gross rent in 2016: $587.

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    • 18097.8%White alone
    • 21.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Asian alone
    • 10.5%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jerseytown: 95.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.8%), American (20.0%), English (3.6%), Welsh (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 625 feet

Land area: 1.17 square miles.

Population density: 157 people per square mile   (very low).

Jerseytown, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Jerseytown:

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jerseytown CDP:

  • Never married: 10.7%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,276 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,830 (1.3%)

Jerseytown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (52.5 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (106.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Eyers Grove, PA (1.8 miles) , Millville borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Iola, PA (2.0 miles) , Washingtonville borough, PA (2.3 miles ), Greenwood, PA (2.5 miles ), Buckhorn, PA (2.6 miles) , Fernville, PA (2.9 miles ), Mechanicsville, PA (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 41.09 N, Longitude: 76.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

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

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (44%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (47%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (30%)
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (29%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (29%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Jerseytown, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Jerseytown-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the Jerseytown place center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 tornado 14.3 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jerseytown-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 59.7 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 200.2 miles away from Jerseytown center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 228.7 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 60.6 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 276.4 miles away from Jerseytown center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 240.4 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 Columbia County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, 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).
Jerseytown topographic map

Birthplace of: Ralph Savidge - Major League Baseball pitcher.

Hospitals and medical centers near Jerseytown:

  • EMMANUEL CENTER FOR NURSING (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)
  • SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)
  • GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)
  • GOLD STAR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)
  • GEISINGER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)
  • COLUMBIA MONTOUR HHS VNA (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • GEISINGER - BLOOMSBURG HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Jerseytown:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jerseytown:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 9 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,452)
  • Bucknell University (about 19 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Susquehanna University (about 26 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 26 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 32 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 34 miles; Pottsville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,412)
  • Misericordia University (about 37 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)

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Columbia 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 2013 was 56.5. This is better than average.

City:

56.5
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 2.53. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.53
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.0%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  13.0%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jerseytown CDP (based on Columbia County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,85879
Catholic8,0357
Evangelical Protestant5,57234
Other6934
Orthodox1201
None36,017-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.8%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.8%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Jerseytown:

25.6
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

27.0%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

4.5%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Jerseytown:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Jerseytown:

16.1%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

63.4%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Jerseytown:

84.0%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jerseytown, PA Residents

4.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
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 Luzerne County, PA  0.83% ($28,552 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.46% ($28,786)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.39% ($33,674)


4.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($242 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.92% ($35,230 average AGI)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.48% ($34,607)
to Montour County, PA  0.47% ($32,078)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jerseytown:

  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPGM (1570 AM; 3 kW; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHLM (930 AM; 1 kW; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jerseytown:

  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WQSU (88.9 FM; SELINSGROVE, PA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY)
  • WILQ (105.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • W263AG (100.5 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: DBA COVENANT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGGI (95.9 FM; BENTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WKAB (103.5 FM; BERWICK, PA; Owner: 4M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCXR (103.7 FM; LEWISBURG, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Jerseytown:

  • 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.)
  • WILF (Channel 53; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: PEGASUS BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, L.P.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 5,799Total average daily traffic
  • 586Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,832Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • JERSEYTOWN, Lat: 41.076389 Lon: -76.574444, Call Sign: WQJH427
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.256 MHzGrant Date: 09/10/2008, Expiration Date: 09/10/2018, Certifier: Jon BenfieldRegistrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$69,9102$81,6051$19,470
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$80,5900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$63,1300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0502.00

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (39%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Coal or coke (5%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Jerseytown 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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