Jerseytown, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 184.
Population change since 2000: +22.7%
Males: 105  (57.1%)
Females: 79  (42.9%)
Median resident age:

47.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip code: 17815

Estimated median household income in 2017: $69,220 (it was $45,625 in 2000)
Jerseytown:

$69,220
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,805 (it was $20,538 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $138,440 (it was $78,300 in 2000)
Jerseytown:

$138,440
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $186,646; detached houses: $187,149

Median gross rent in 2017: $637.

March 2019 cost of living index in Jerseytown: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.0%
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  • Races in Jerseytown, PA (2010)
    • 18097.8%White alone
    • 21.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Asian alone
    • 10.5%Hispanic
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Ancestries: German (45.8%), American (22.0%), English (5.1%), Welsh (5.1%).

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

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,162 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,040 (1.3%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Jerseytown, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jerseytown, PA in 2017

Jerseytown satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Most common industries in Jerseytown, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Food (5.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.8%)
  • Paper (5.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Truck transportation (11.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (8.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.3%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Motor vehicles, parts & supplies merchant wholesalers (5.6%)
  • Paper (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (12.1%)
  • Apparel (6.1%)
  • Apparel, fabrics, notions merchant wholesalers (6.1%)
  • Food (6.1%)
  • Paper (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Jerseytown, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.7%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.7%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (13.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.3%)
  • Top executives (5.6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other healthcare support occupations (12.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (12.1%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (9.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.1%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (6.1%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (6.1%)

Average climate in Jerseytown, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 47.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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

City:

2.53
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

19.6
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00035. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00035
U.S.:

0.00984

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 Jerseytown 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 Jerseytown 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 the city 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

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)

Points of interest:

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Birthplace of: Ralph Savidge - Major League Baseball pitcher.

Columbia 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:

2.7 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

For population 15 years and over in Jerseytown:

Marital status in Jerseytown, PA
  • Never married: 11.3%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 19.0%

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
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 Jerseytown, PA (based on Columbia County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

28.4%
State:

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

12.6%
Pennsylvania:

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

4.80% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,320 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Luzerne County, PA  1.15% ($37,469 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.56% ($41,547)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.51% ($41,219)


5.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Luzerne County, PA  1.05% ($37,285 average AGI)
to Montour County, PA  0.51% ($39,102)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.44% ($34,387)

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.)

Jerseytown fatal accident list:

Dec 22, 2008 07:55 AM, Sr-0254, Lat: 41.094180, Lon: -76.572260, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
Oct 3, 2007 06:08 PM, Sr-254, Lat: 41.089831, Lon: -76.577456, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 20.9mTotal length
  • $1,436,000Total costs
  • 12,178Total average daily traffic
  • 1,960Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,497Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Jerseytown, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Jerseytown, PA

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • JERSEYTOWN, Lat: 41.076389 Lon: -76.574444, Call Sign: WQJH427,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.256 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/2008, Expiration Date: 09/10/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2018, Certifier: Jon Benfield, Registrant: 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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Jerseytown, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Jerseytown, PA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jerseytown, PA
  • 44.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.5%Electricity
  • 14.7%Wood
  • 8.8%Coal or coke
  • 8.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jerseytown, PA
  • 70.0%Electricity
  • 30.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Jerseytown 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 below 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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