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Columbia County

Population in 2010: 890. Population change since 2000: -6.4%
Males: 421  (47.3%)
Females: 469  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  44.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:  43.3 years

Zip codes: 17815.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $35,213 (it was $36,324 in 2000)
Lime Ridge:

$35,213
Pennsylvania:

$50,228
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $18,514

Lime Ridge CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $107,339 (it was $78,100 in 2000)
Lime Ridge:

$107,339
Pennsylvania:

$164,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $141,888; Detached houses: $108,117; Mobile homes: $225,300

Median gross rent in 2011: $692.

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Lime Ridge races chart
  • White alone - 846 (95.1%)
  • Hispanic - 22 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lime Ridge: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.5%), English (8.1%), Italian (7.5%), Polish (7.3%), Dutch (4.3%), Irish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 508 feet

Land area: 1.27 square miles.

Population density: 700 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lime Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lime Ridge CDP:

  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 18.6%

43 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This place:  3.9%
Pennsylvania:  5.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,000 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $581 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (44.2 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (95.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Mifflinville, PA (1.5 miles ), Almedia, PA (1.5 miles ), Mainville, PA (1.9 miles) , Espy, PA (2.0 miles ), Lightstreet, PA (2.0 miles ), Briar Creek borough, PA (2.0 miles ), Orangeville borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Berwick borough, PA (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 41.03 N, Longitude: 76.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Lime Ridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the Lime Ridge 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 26.5 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lime Ridge-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 90% 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 50.9 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 51.7 miles away from Lime Ridge 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 71.2 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 61.2 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 70.5 miles away from Lime Ridge center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Lime Ridge:

  • BLOOMSBURG HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • BERWICK HOSPITAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Lime Ridge:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lime Ridge:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 6 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,552)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 22 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)
  • Wilkes University (about 29 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,593)
  • Bucknell University (about 29 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,667)
  • King's College (about 29 miles; Wilkes Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • Susquehanna University (about 32 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 38 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,469)

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Notable locations in Lime Ridge: Wolf Hollow Golf Course (A), Lime Ridge Fire Company 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Elan Memorial Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.401
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.72
U.S.:

2.96


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.0%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.5%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lime Ridge, PA

Lime Ridge compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Lime Ridge travel time to work - commute


Lime Ridge mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lime Ridge (based on Columbia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.46%
Here47.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents28.3%26.7%18.4%5.4%4.0%
Congregations38.7%6.3%12.6%9.0%5.4%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.4%2.3%2.1%1.7%8.8%
Congregations1.8%4.5%2.7%3.6%15.3%
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: 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
Here:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

8.4%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

28.4%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

5.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,170 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($171 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.09%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Luzerne County, PA  1.03% ($30,057 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.53% ($31,183)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.45% ($32,324)


5.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.87% ($30,034 average AGI)
to Montour County, PA  0.50% ($36,908)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.42% ($26,380)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lime Ridge:

  • WHLM (930 AM; 1 kW; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFBS (1280 AM; 1 kW; BERWICK, PA; Owner: FBS WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPGM (1570 AM; 3 kW; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lime Ridge:

  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKAB (103.5 FM; BERWICK, PA; Owner: 4M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGGI (95.9 FM; BENTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Lime Ridge:

  • 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)
  • W47AO (Channel 47; BERWICK, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W19CI (Channel 19; BERWICK, PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • W68CE (Channel 68; SHICKSHINNY, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$90,96321$76,80156$70,50811$28,2144$60,530
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$81,82511$70,8172$23,4100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$78,0304$70,56316$77,1693$13,8233$78,777
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$90,96010$84,2750$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$148,7100$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0508.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$100,6845$83,294
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0508.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

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