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Population in 2012: 13,131 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.2%
 

Males: 6,227  (47.4%)
Females: 6,904  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  42.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18704.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,366 (it was $33,611 in 2000)
Kingston:

$43,366
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,812

Kingston borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $124,726 (it was $94,000 in 2000)
Kingston:

$124,726
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $137,514; Detached houses: $143,069; Townhouses or other attached units: $89,342; In 2-unit structures: $126,369; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $142,717; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $279,343; Mobile homes: $117,945

Median gross rent in 2012: $680.

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  • White alone - 11,462 (87.0%)
  • Black alone - 781 (5.9%)
  • Hispanic - 327 (2.5%)
  • Asian alone - 281 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 238 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 59 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 32 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kingston: 96.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (16.8%), Polish (13.5%), German (13.1%), Italian (8.2%), English (6.0%), Slovak (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 11/23/1857

Land area: 2.14 square miles.

Population density: 6,124 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Kingston:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kingston borough:

  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

487 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.9% Asia).

This borough:  3.7%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Kingston, Pennsylvania as of July 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Kingston to the number of sex offenders is 1,094 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,998 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,869 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (15.2 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (96.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Pringle borough, PA (0.9 miles ), Edwardsville borough, PA (1.0 miles ), Luzerne borough, PA (1.1 miles ), Forty Fort borough, PA (1.2 miles ), Courtdale borough, PA (1.2 miles ), Wilkes-Barre, PA (1.3 miles ), Larksville borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Swoyersville borough, PA (1.4 miles ).

Latitude: 41.27 N, Longitude: 75.89 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +403 (+3.1%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,341 (21.4%)

Area code: 570

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Crime rates in Kingston by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.07.70.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2234253013
per 100,000 14.414.922.530.315.338.623.30.07.622.7
Robberies 1315101114101271913
per 100,000 93.4111.875.183.4107.477.193.454.2143.798.6
Assaults 6364554012141110106
per 100,000 452.7477.2413.3303.392.1108.085.677.475.645.5
Burglaries 91566048486552427767
per 100,000 653.9417.5450.8364.0368.2501.2404.7325.3582.3507.9
Thefts 439255236272240330282285286271
per 100,000 3154.61901.31773.22062.51841.12544.72194.62207.22162.72054.4
Auto thefts 35201815182811121614
per 100,000 251.5149.1135.2113.7138.1215.985.692.9121.0106.1
Arson 0227000001
per 100,000 0.014.915.053.10.00.00.00.00.07.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.4) 325.8261.1239.2229.6175.4248.0188.9152.0203.5185.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Kingston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Kingston, Pennsylvania accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -949 (-6.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Work and jobs in Kingston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Kingston-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the Kingston borough center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/26/1981, a category F3 tornado 37.6 miles away from the borough center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kingston-area historical earthquake activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 94% 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 65.2 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 65.3 miles away from Kingston 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 61.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.8 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 98.0 miles away from Kingston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Luzerne County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Edie Adams - Singer, Bill Kern - Football player and coach, Dan Terry - Jazz, Frank Zane - Bodybuilder, George Washington Helme - Confederate Army officer, Henry M. Hoyt - Union Army general, Mike Altieri - Film actor, Ed Rutkowski - Football player, Andy Salata - Football player and coach, Bob Coolbaugh - Football player.

Main business address for: DIAMOND TRIUMPH AUTO GLASS INC (SERVICES-AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR, SERVICES & PARKING).


Hospitals/medical centers in Kingston:

  • ASSOCIATED FAMILY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 68 WEST BENNETT STREET)
  • COMPASSIONATE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 281 PIERCE STREET, 2ND FLOOR)
  • COMPLETE HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, 335 PIERCE STREET)
  • DIVERSIFIED NURSING INC (Home Health Center, 210 DIVISION STREET)
  • ERWINE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, 270 PIERCE STREET SUITE 101)
  • ERWINES HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, 250 PIERCE STREET SUITE 112)
  • HCC HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 601 WYOMING AVE)
  • PERSONAL CARE HH SRVCS (Home Health Center, 239 SCHUYLER AVENUE)
  • FIRST HOSPITAL WYOMING VALLEY (Hospital, provides emergency services, 562 WYOMING AVENUE)
  • RIVERVIEW SURGICAL CENTER (Hospital, 403 THIRD AVENUE)
  • STEP BY STEP INC (Hospital, 270 PRINGLE STREET)
  • KINGSTON COMMONS (Nursing Home, 615 WYOMING AVENUE)
  • LAURELS HEALTH AND REHAB AT KINGSTON, THE (Nursing Home, 702 THIRD AVENUE)
  • LEADER NSG AND REHAB CTR WEST (Nursing Home, WYOMING AVE AND DORRANCE ST)
  • LEADER NURSING/REHAB CTR EAST KINGSTON (Nursing Home, 200 SECOND AVENUE)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-KINGSTON (Nursing Home, 200 SECOND AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Kingston, PA

Local government website: www.kingstonpa.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kingston:

  • King's College (about 2 miles; Wilkes Barre, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • Wilkes University (about 2 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,593)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 8 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)
  • University of Scranton (about 16 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 4,839)
  • Marywood University (about 18 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,591)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 35 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,552)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 42 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,251)

Public high schools in Kingston:

Private high schools in Kingston:

  • WYOMING SEMINARY UPPER SCHOOL (Students: 460; Location: 201 N SPRAGUE AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • GENESIS SCHOOL (Students: 35; Location: 562 WYOMING AVE; Grades: 1 - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Kingston:

  • GOOD SHEPARD ACADEMY (Students: 479; Location: 316 N MAPLE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WYOMING VALLEY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 145; Location: 851 W MARKET ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LITTLE PEOPLE DAY CARE SCHOOL (Students: 100; Location: 154 3RD AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • UNITED HEBREW INSTITUTE (Students: 65; Location: 1 INSTITUTE LN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • JENNY LYNN FERRARO ACADEMY (Students: 64; Location: 131 E VAUGHN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Kingston

Library in Kingston:

  • HOYT LIBRARY (Operating income: $551,549; Location: 284 WYOMING AVE; 63,918 books; 3,563 audio materials; 2,362 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 120 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Add: King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Notable locations in Kingston: Columbian Volunteer Fire Department (A), Independent Fire Company 1 (B), Kingston Firemens Community Ambulance (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Aquatic-Care Aquarium Services (Aquariums; 176 Sprague Avenue), Denison Nathan House (35 Denison St).

Hotel: Budget Inn Kingston (444 Wyoming Avenue).

 
Luzerne 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.7. This is about average.
City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0418. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0418
U.S.:

0.3342
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.80
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.7. This is significantly better than average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

15.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kingston and their reported violations in the past:

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2002 and MAR-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2002), St Public Notif received (OCT-30-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2002)
HARVEY'S LAKE YACHT CLUB (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.6%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 74.8% for Black residents, 61.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.9% for American Indian residents, 87.8% for other race residents, 24.9% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  52.8%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  7.8%
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kingston, PA

People in group quarters in Kingston in 2010:

  • 328 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 101 people in college/university student housing
  • 92 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Kingston in 2000:

  • 413 people in nursing homes
  • 154 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 89 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 11 people in religious group quarters
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Kingston compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Kingston, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Kingston (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Kingston Branch at 664 Wyoming Avenue, branch established on 1951/04/02; Edwardsville Branch at 100 South Wyoming Avenue, branch established on 1980/10/16. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Kingston Branch at 535 Wyoming Avenue, branch established on 1974/11/29. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Kingston Branch at 800 Wyoming Avenue, branch established on 1934/09/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • National Penn Bank: Kingston Office Branch at 310 Market Street, branch established on 2005/05/19. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $8,395.9 mil, Deposits: $5,879.6 mil, headquarters in Boyertown, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 131 total offices, Holding Company: National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
  • NBT Bank, National Association: The Kingston Branch at 455 Market Street, branch established on 1994/12/01. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $5,558.5 mil, Deposits: $4,381.4 mil, headquarters in Norwich, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 133 total offices, Holding Company: Nbt Bancorp Inc.
  • First National Community Bank: Kingston Office Branch at 754 Wyoming Avenue, branch established on 1996/08/30. Info updated 2012/01/12: Bank assets: $1,105.2 mil, Deposits: $957.5 mil, headquarters in Dunmore, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: First National Community Bancorp Inc
  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Kingston Branch at 196 South Wyoming Avenue, branch established on 1972/07/24. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Kingston Branch at 541 Pierce Street, branch established on 1978/05/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank: 247 Wyoming Avenue Branch at 247 Wyoming Avenue, branch established on 2001/04/16. Info updated 2011/01/21: Bank assets: $606.3 mil, Deposits: $515.8 mil, headquarters in Dunmore, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity D&D Bancorp, Inc.
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Kingston travel time to work - commute


Kingston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Kingston borough (based on Luzerne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.22%
Here60.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of Christ
Adherents69.0%10.2%5.1%2.3%2.0%
Congregations29.8%19.3%7.2%6.9%5.2%
NameJewishAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.8%1.2%1.2%0.8%6.4%
Congregations1.7%3.3%2.8%3.0%20.7%
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: 65
Luzerne County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.6%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Luzerne County:

27.4%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$10,740$64,4400$0
Other Government Administration 5$17,039$40,8940$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$71,067$42,6400$0
Police - Other 5$10,645$25,5483$1,067
Firefighters 23$81,123$42,3250$0
Fire - Other 0$0 2$682
Streets and Highways 7$17,827$30,5610$0
Solid Waste Management 7$23,488$40,2650$0
Sewerage 2$7,080$42,4800$0
Parks and Recreation 4$10,273$30,8198$3,558
Other and Unallocable 2$5,365$32,1900$0
Totals for Government 77$254,647$39,68513$5,307

Kingston government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $371,000 ($28.25)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($0.69)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,205,000 ($91.77)
    Fire Protection: $1,147,000 ($87.35)
    General - Other: $794,000 ($60.47)
    Regular Highways: $763,000 ($58.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $702,000 ($53.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $377,000 ($28.71)
    Central Staff Services: $329,000 ($25.06)
    Housing & Community Development: $147,000 ($11.19)
    Libraries: $91,000 ($6.93)
    Financial Administration: $87,000 ($6.63)
    General Public Buildings: $52,000 ($3.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $29,000 ($2.21)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($0.69)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $657,000 ($50.03)
    Benefit Payments: $508,000 ($38.69)
    Other Investments - Other: $405,000 ($30.84)
    Withdrawals: $3,000 ($0.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($0.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $466,000 ($35.49)
    Police Protection: $51,000 ($3.88)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($1.14)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($0.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,984,000 ($227.25)

Kingston government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $384,000 ($29.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $295,000 ($22.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $162,000 ($12.34)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $230,000 ($17.52)
    Local Employee Contribution: $132,000 ($10.05)
    Interest Revenue: $-468,000 ($-35.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $24,000 ($1.83)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $55,000 ($4.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $148,000 ($11.27)
    General Revenue, NEC: $116,000 ($8.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $408,000 ($31.07)
    Highways: $212,000 ($16.15)
    General Support: $9,000 ($0.69)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $3,319,000 ($252.76)
    Property: $863,000 ($65.72)
    NEC: $546,000 ($41.58)

Kingston government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $177,000 ($13.48)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $205,000 ($15.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $361,000 ($27.49)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $21,000 ($1.60)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $655,000 ($49.88)

Kingston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $34,000 ($2.59)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $10,657,000 ($811.59)
    Total Federal Securities: $197,000 ($15.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,690,000 ($128.70)

3.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($340 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lackawanna County, PA  0.40% ($33,529 average AGI)
from Columbia County, PA  0.17% ($30,034)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.14% ($31,690)


3.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,456 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.63%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($223 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.35% ($39,731 average AGI)
to Columbia County, PA  0.20% ($30,057)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.19% ($31,150)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kingston:

  • WBAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WYCK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PLAINS, PA; Owner: LB RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNAK (730 AM; 1 kW; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: SEVEN-THIRTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WEMR (1460 AM; 5 kW; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGBI (910 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kingston:

  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • W288BE (105.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • 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)
  • W235AA (94.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE U. OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYST OF HIGHER ED)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKC (88.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Kingston:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Kingston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 72 meters (236ft)
Total costs: $2,000
Total average daily traffic: 96,725
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,883

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Kingston)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • VOTEC, 75 Evans Ave (Lat: 41.278528 Lon: -75.901806), Type: Mast, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: KXR807
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.995 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/17/2004, Expiration Date: 01/30/2015
    Registrant: The Radio Man, 653 S Maurice St, York, PA 17404, Phone: (717) 870-4281, Fax: (717) 767-2706, Email:
  • Frances Slocum State Park (Lat: 41.343417 Lon: -75.891306), Call Sign: WXK747
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.160 MHz, 151.175 MHz, 151.295 MHz, 151.385 MHz, 151.400 MHz, 151.445 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/2013, Expiration Date: 04/27/2023
    Registrant: Commonwealth Of Pa Dept. Conservation & Natural Resources, 400 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17105-8552, Phone: (717) 787-0571, Fax: (717) 783-7960, Email:
  • 500 Wyoming Ave (Lat: 41.262028 Lon: -75.852972), Call Sign: KGB319, Licensee ID: L00116415
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.0200 MHz, 155.595 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/04/2012, Expiration Date: 02/26/2023
    Registrant: Kingston, Borough Of
  • 386 Wyoming Ave (Lat: 40.268694 Lon: -75.890472), Call Sign: KGW465, Licensee ID: L00002010
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.950 MHz, 155.445 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2000, Expiration Date: 12/17/2005, Cancellation Date: 10/23/2000
    Registrant: Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Of, 1800 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Phone: (717) 826-2051
  • 500 Wyoming Ave (Lat: 41.262028 Lon: -75.852972), Call Sign: WDN52, Licensee ID: L00116415
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/04/2012, Expiration Date: 02/26/2023
    Registrant: Kingston, Borough Of
  • Nesbitt Memorial Hospital (Lat: 41.277583 Lon: -75.891028), Call Sign: WYZ240
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.160 MHz, 155.220 MHz, 155.295 MHz, 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/14/2004, Expiration Date: 02/16/2014
    Registrant: Luzerne County 911, 100 Young St, Wilkes Barre, PA 18706, Phone: (570) 826-3059, Fax: (570) 826-3056, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Third Avenue (Lat: 41.261750 Lon: -75.876028), Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: KPL303
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.980 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/07/1990, Expiration Date: 08/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000
    Registrant: Source Communications, Inc., Rd. #7, Box 7260, Moscow, PA 18444

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Daniel J. Flood Towe, 230 Wyoming Avenue (Lat: 41.262500 Lon: -75.896111), Type: Building, Structure height: 54.6 m, Call Sign: WQIJ225
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2008, Expiration Date: 02/25/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, 774 Mays Blvd., #10-465, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • 2.6 Miles Ne Of Trucksville (Lat: 41.323667 Lon: -75.887972), Call Sign: KGI781
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.240 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/30/2009, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 300 Technology Drive #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-1626, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:
  • 2.6 Miles Ne Of Trucksville (Lat: 41.323667 Lon: -75.887972), Call Sign: KWU422
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.840 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/20/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/09/2002, Certifier: Kenneth Goldstein
    Registrant: Alston & Bird LLP, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Nw, North Building, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 756-3376, Fax: (202) 756-3333, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kingston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kingston)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED50$105,78051$105,412136$123,66223$31,3914$26,25027$89,519
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$83,0001$70,00015$132,0673$12,6670$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$133,7147$100,85764$121,06322$29,6820$07$63,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$96,0006$124,83342$143,2624$43,2500$03$142,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$73,0000$07$120,4291$60,0000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2127.00 , 2128.00, 2129.00, 2130.00, 2131.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$109,9235$149,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$108,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$133,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2127.00 , 2128.00, 2129.00, 2130.00, 2131.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 8

Incident types - Kingston


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kingston, PA

Most common first names in Kingston, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary89480.9 years
John85673.3 years
Joseph60473.5 years
Anna52881.3 years
Helen44380.9 years
William39372.4 years
Margaret32279.9 years
George27274.4 years
Elizabeth26180.8 years
Frank26074.3 years
Most common last names in Kingston, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams13877.4 years
Jones13378.2 years
Smith10373.0 years
Thomas9278.4 years
Davis8777.5 years
Evans8674.8 years
Miller5675.8 years
Brown5177.4 years
Phillips5072.3 years
Morgan4780.0 years
Businesses in Kingston, PA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1KFC1
BMW1Kmart1
Baskin-Robbins1Kroger2
Burger King1Nike2
CVS1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1Talbots1
Dunkin Donuts1U-Haul1
FedEx6UPS1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Walgreens1
Browse common businesses in Kingston, PA

Cost of Living Calculator

State forum archive:

Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Howard Gonchar (3)
  • Joseph Bekanich (2)
  • Paul D. Lantz (2)
  • Theresa Ann Mcgrane (2)
  • David A. Reppert (2)
  • Dallas Taft (1)
  • Clifford C. Fay (1)
  • Matthew F. Williams (1)
  • Howard Newman (1)
  • Robert P. Kaluzavich (1)

Total of 20 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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