Lavelle-Locustdale, Pennsylvania

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Population in July 2007: 636.
Males: 304  (47.9%)
Females: 332  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

42.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 17921.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,494 (it was $32,656 in 2000)
Lavelle-Locustdale:

$49,494
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $40,913 (it was $27,323 in 2000)

Lavelle-Locustdale CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $112,744 (it was $70,700 in 2000)
Lavelle-Locustdale:

$112,744
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $141,383; detached houses: $169,123; townhouses or other attached units: $66,408; in 2-unit structures: $79,539; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $131,335; mobile homes: $95,128
March 2019 cost of living index in Lavelle-Locustdale: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.6%), Irish (13.4%), Dutch (9.2%), United States (7.7%), English (4.2%), Polish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 1.04 square miles.

Population density: 612 people per square mile   (low).

Lavelle-Locustdale, Pennsylvania map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Lavelle-Locustdale CDP:

1.1% ($770)
Pennsylvania:

1.6% ($1,552)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (37.7 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (83.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Lavelle, PA (0.4 miles ),
Locustdale, PA (1.0 miles),
Ashland borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
Gordon borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
Mount Carmel borough, PA (1.7 miles ),
Fountain Springs, PA (1.7 miles),
Beaverdale, PA (1.8 miles ),
Beurys Lake, PA (1.8 miles)

Latitude: 40.76 N, Longitude: 76.38 W

Distribution of median household income in Lavelle-Locustdale, PA in 2017
Lavelle-Locustdale satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Most common industries in Lavelle-Locustdale, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (10.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.1%)
  • Food (6.7%)
  • Paper (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (16.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (10.7%)
  • Machinery (8.9%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers (5.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.7%)
  • Food (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (19.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Paper (11.2%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (11.2%)
  • Food (10.2%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Social assistance (8.2%)
Most common occupations in Lavelle-Locustdale, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (13.6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (10.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.3%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (12.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (11.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.2%)
  • Teachers, special education (10.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.2%)

Average climate in Lavelle-Locustdale, Pennsylvania

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 20.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.79

Tornado activity:

Lavelle-Locustdale-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.5 miles away from the Lavelle-Locustdale place center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 32.0 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lavelle-Locustdale-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 35.0 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 215.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 243.9 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 36.0 miles away from Lavelle-Locustdale 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 291.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 255.4 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 Schuylkill 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, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lavelle-Locustdale topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lavelle-Locustdale:

  • SAINT CATHERINE MEDICAL CENTER FOUNTAIN SPRINGS (Hospital, about 3 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)
  • SAINT CATHERINE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)
  • FAMILY HOME MEDICAL (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MOUNT CARMEL, PA)
  • KINGS HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)
  • DAVITA - NORTHUMBERLAND DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; MT. CARMEL, PA)
  • BROAD MOUNTAIN NSG FRACKVILLE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FRACKVILLE, PA)
  • BROAD MOUNTAIN NURSING AND REH (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FRACKVILLE, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lavelle-Locustdale:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 10 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 18 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Susquehanna University (about 27 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Bucknell University (about 30 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 36 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 36 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 36 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)

Points of interest:

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

Park in Lavelle-Locustdale: Paradise Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Schuylkill 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:

2.4 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.9%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.0%
Whole state:

5.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.0%
Whole state:

11.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

For population 15 years and over in Lavelle-Locustdale:

Marital status in Lavelle-Locustdale, PA
  • Never married: 14.6%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Lavelle-Locustdale:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lavelle-Locustdale, PA (based on Schuylkill County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,81448
Mainline Protestant37,489144
Evangelical Protestant7,71973
Other1,34610
Orthodox7357
Black Protestant1771
None60,009-
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: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Schuylkill County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Schuylkill County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Schuylkill County:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

10.5%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

9.3%
State:

11.5%

3.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.52%
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 Berks County, PA  0.50% ($38,474 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.43% ($33,233)
from Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($30,285)


3.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
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 Berks County, PA  0.37% ($42,991 average AGI)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.32% ($35,492)
to Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($26,262)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lavelle-Locustdale:

  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WISL (1480 AM; 1 kW; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: BASIC LICENSING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: CURRAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lavelle-Locustdale:

  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WQSU (88.9 FM; SELINSGROVE, PA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lavelle-Locustdale:

  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • 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.)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)

Lavelle-Locustdale fatal accident list:

Apr 10, 2008 03:50 PM, Sr-4024, Lat: 40.765240, Lon: -76.400850, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 29, 2000 06:40 PM, Sr-901, Lat: 40.767962, Lon: -76.398075, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 5, 1998 09:50 PM, Sr-901, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1


Lavelle-Locustdale compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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