Lightstreet, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,093.
Population change since 2000: +24.1%
Males: 564  (51.7%)
Females: 529  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

46.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17815.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,989 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Lightstreet:

$54,989
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,658 (it was $19,071 in 2000)

Lightstreet CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $147,078 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Lightstreet:

$147,078
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $154,944; detached houses: $231,233; mobile homes: $34,041

Median gross rent in 2019: $638.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lightstreet: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.0%

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Ancestries: German (35.8%), American (18.2%), Irish (8.6%), Italian (5.4%), English (4.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.80 square miles.

Population density: 1,363 people per square mile   (low).

Lightstreet, Pennsylvania map

52 residents are foreign born (2.5% Asia).

This place:

5.4%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Lightstreet CDP:

2.5% ($1,391)
Pennsylvania:

1.6% ($1,552)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (46.7 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (98.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Orangeville borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
Espy, PA (1.6 miles ),
Almedia, PA (1.6 miles ),
Bloomsburg, PA (1.8 miles ),
Fernville, PA (1.9 miles ),
Lime Ridge, PA (2.0 miles ),
Buckhorn, PA (2.1 miles),
Mainville, PA (2.2 miles)

Latitude: 41.04 N, Longitude: 76.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Distribution of median household income in Lightstreet, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lightstreet, PA in 2019
Lightstreet satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Most common industries in Lightstreet, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (21.0%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.7%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (18.4%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.5%)
  • Truck transportation (7.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Motor vehicles, parts & supplies merchant wholesalers (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.8%)
  • Health care (17.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Food (4.4%)
  • Wood products (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Lightstreet, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Registered nurses (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (13.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.1%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.4%)

Average climate in Lightstreet, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lightstreet, Pennsylvania average temperatures Lightstreet, Pennsylvania average precipitation Lightstreet, Pennsylvania humidity Lightstreet, Pennsylvania wind speed Lightstreet, Pennsylvania snowfall Lightstreet, Pennsylvania sunshine Lightstreet, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 48.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.5
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 18.4 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 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00035. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00035
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Lightstreet-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.0 miles away from the Lightstreet 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 22.7 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lightstreet-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 231.3 miles away from the city center
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 53.3 miles away from Lightstreet center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 227.5 miles away from Lightstreet 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) earthquake occurred 209.0 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 54.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 276.9 miles away from Lightstreet 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 (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lightstreet topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lightstreet:

  • BALANCED CARE, BLOOMSBURG (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • ORANGEVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ORANGEVILLE, PA)
  • COLUMBIA MONTOUR HHS VNA (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • GEISINGER - BLOOMSBURG HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • BAYADA NURSES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • GEISINGER-BLOOMSBURG HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • BERWICK HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Lightstreet:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lightstreet:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 3 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,452)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 25 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Bucknell University (about 26 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 28 miles; Pottsville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,412)
  • Susquehanna University (about 30 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Wilkes University (about 32 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Misericordia University (about 32 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)

Points of interest:

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Birthplace of: Joseph Wallace Oman - Navy admiral.

Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

LIGHTSTREET HOTEL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2007)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

59.4%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Lightstreet:

Marital status in Lightstreet, PA
  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Lightstreet:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lightstreet, 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
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
This county:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.4%
State:

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

12.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lightstreet:

56.1%
Pennsylvania:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lightstreet:

53.6%
Pennsylvania:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Lightstreet:

25.8
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lightstreet:

13.7%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lightstreet:

22.0%
Pennsylvania:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lightstreet:

25.6%
State:

34.3%

General health condition:
Lightstreet:

58.9%
Pennsylvania:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.6%
Pennsylvania:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lightstreet, 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 Lightstreet:

  • WHLM (930 AM; 1 kW; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPGM (1570 AM; 3 kW; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFBS (1280 AM; 1 kW; BERWICK, PA; Owner: FBS WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lightstreet:

  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKAB (103.5 FM; BERWICK, PA; Owner: 4M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGGI (95.9 FM; BENTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQSU (88.9 FM; SELINSGROVE, PA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY)
  • WILQ (105.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Lightstreet:

  • 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.)
  • W47AO (Channel 47; BERWICK, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • W19CI (Channel 19; BERWICK, PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)

Lightstreet fatal accident list:

Jan 8, 2010 00:28 AM, Sr-487, Lat: 41.031692, Lon: -76.420069, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.0mTotal length
  • $747,000Total costs
  • 51,130Total average daily traffic
  • 13,259Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,432Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lightstreet, PA
  • 59.2%Electricity
  • 17.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.0%Coal or coke
  • 6.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lightstreet, PA
  • 52.2%Electricity
  • 33.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.3%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lightstreet 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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