Locustdale, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 177. Population change since 2000: +152.9%
Males: 85  (48.1%)
Females: 92  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  49.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip code: 17945

Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,160 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Locustdale:

$46,160
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,238 (it was $9,945 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $56,315 (it was $28,000 in 2000)
Locustdale:

$56,315
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $62,837; Detached houses: $83,756; Townhouses or other attached units: $17,913
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    • 17699.4%White alone
    • 10.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Locustdale: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (76.4%), Dutch (12.5%), English (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1040 feet

Land area: 0.01 square miles.

Population density: 18,872 people per square mile   (very high).

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For population 25 years and over in Locustdale:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Locustdale CDP:

  • Never married: 13.4%
  • Now married: 64.9%
  • Separated: 5.8%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.5%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Locustdale, Pennsylvania as of November 13, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Locustdale to the number of sex offenders is 134 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $549 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $495 (0.9%)

Locustdale satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (38.4 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (84.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Lavelle-Locustdale, PA (1.0 miles ), Lavelle, PA (1.1 miles ), Ashland borough, PA (1.3 miles ), Mount Carmel borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Wilburton Number One, PA (1.6 miles ), Centralia, PA (1.6 miles) , Gordon borough, PA (1.7 miles ), Beaverdale, PA (1.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.78 N, Longitude: 76.38 W

Locustdale household income distribution Locustdale home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (43%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (33%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (49%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (45%)
  • Transportation occupations (33%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Material moving occupations (2%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (49%)
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Average climate in Locustdale, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Locustdale-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the 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 32.5 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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 35.8 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 215.1 miles away from Locustdale center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 242.9 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 36.8 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 290.0 miles away from Locustdale 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 Columbia County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Locustdale topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Locustdale:

  • FAMILY HOME MEDICAL (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MOUNT CARMEL, PA)
  • 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)
  • KINGS HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 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 Locustdale:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 11 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 17 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)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 35 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 37 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 37 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)

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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 2007 was 30.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 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 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.91
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.2%
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.3%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.5% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.7
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Locustdale travel time to work - commute Locustdale mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Locustdale 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%

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 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.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in 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.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WQSU (88.9 FM; SELINSGROVE, PA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around 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.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N3LMA, Licensee ID: L00415778, Grant Date: 10/31/2011, Expiration Date: 01/28/2022, Certifier: Lori A Wetzel, Registrant: Lori A Wetzel, 3118 Main St, Locustdale, PA 17945

Drinking water stations with addresses in Locustdale that have no violations reported:

  • ROLLING MEADOWS GOLF COURSE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (61%)
  • Coal or coke (32%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Wood (3%)

Locustdale compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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