Lime Ridge, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 890. Population change since 2000: -6.4%
Males: 442  (49.7%)
Females: 448  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17815.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,004 (it was $36,324 in 2000)
Lime Ridge:

$38,004
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,011 (it was $17,489 in 2000)

Lime Ridge CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $100,109 (it was $78,100 in 2000)
Lime Ridge:

$100,109
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $124,393; Detached houses: $110,415; Mobile homes: $130,384

Median gross rent in 2013: $677.

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  • Races in Lime Ridge, PA (2010)

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    • 84695.1%White alone
    • 222.5%Hispanic
    • 131.5%Two or more races
    • 50.6%Asian alone
    • 40.4%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lime Ridge: 89.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.5%), English (13.8%), Polish (8.0%), United States (6.7%), Welsh (6.4%), Dutch (5.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 508 feet

Land area: 1.27 square miles.

Population density: 700 people per square mile   (low).

Lime Ridge,PA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Lime Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lime Ridge CDP:

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

35 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 1.1% Latin America).

This place:

3.9%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,098 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $924 (1.2%)

Lime Ridge satellite photo by USGS

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

Lime Ridge household income distribution Lime Ridge home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in Lime Ridge, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lime Ridge-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 19% smaller 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 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 50.9 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 226.7 miles away from Lime Ridge 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 212.9 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 the city 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 274.0 miles away from Lime Ridge center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 253.1 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 (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lime Ridge topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lime Ridge:

  • BERWICK HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • BALANCED CARE, BLOOMSBURG (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • ORANGEVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ORANGEVILLE, PA)
  • BAYADA NURSES (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • GEISINGER - BLOOMSBURG HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • COLUMBIA MONTOUR HHS VNA (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • GEISINGER-BLOOMSBURG HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, 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: 9,452)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 22 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 26 miles; Pottsville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,412)
  • Wilkes University (about 29 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Bucknell University (about 29 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • King's College (about 29 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Misericordia University (about 30 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)

Public high school in Lime Ridge:

  • WESTERN MONTGOMERY CTC (Location: 77 GRATERFORD RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Lime Ridge:

Private elementary/middle school in Lime Ridge:

  • VFKH MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 66, Location: 188 W RIDGE PIKE, Grades: PK-6)
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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 53.5. This is better than average.

City:

53.5
U.S.:

74.7

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

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.293

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.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.3%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Lime Ridge travel time to work - commute Lime Ridge mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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

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
Columbia County:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

28.4%
Pennsylvania:

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

12.6%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lime Ridge:

46.6%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lime Ridge:

40.2%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.4%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lime Ridge:

13.5%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lime Ridge:

36.4%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Lime Ridge:

51.1%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.7%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lime Ridge, PA Residents

4.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Luzerne County, PA  0.83% ($28,552 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.46% ($28,786)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.39% ($33,674)


4.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($242 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.92% ($35,230 average AGI)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.48% ($34,607)
to Montour County, PA  0.47% ($32,078)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 128m420ftTotal length
  • $5,000Total costs
  • 19,863Total average daily traffic
  • 4,822Total average daily truck traffic
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Lime Ridge compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born 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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