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Population in 2012: 614 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.5%
 

Males: 300  (48.9%)
Females: 314  (51.1%)

Median resident age:  48.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17832.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,821 (it was $29,107 in 2000)
Marion Heights:

$31,821
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,359

Marion Heights borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $66,035 (it was $50,400 in 2000)
Marion Heights:

$66,035
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $69,241; Detached houses: $71,443; Townhouses or other attached units: $67,757; In 2-unit structures: $68,701; Mobile homes: $18,496

Median gross rent in 2012: $579.

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  • White alone - 604 (98.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Marion Heights: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Polish (26.8%), Italian (19.6%), German (18.5%), Irish (11.6%), Ukrainian (9.3%), Slovak (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1906

Elevation: 1323 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 3,151 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Marion Heights:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marion Heights borough:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

5 residents are foreign born

This borough:  0.8%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $654 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $779 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (42.7 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (89.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Kulpmont borough, PA (1.0 miles ), Strong, PA (1.2 miles) , Atlas, PA (1.4 miles ), Beaverdale, PA (1.5 miles ), Mount Carmel borough, PA (1.7 miles ), Ranshaw, PA (1.8 miles ), Wilburton Number One, PA (2.0 miles ), Marshallton, PA (2.0 miles ).

Latitude: 40.80 N, Longitude: 76.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Marion Heights household income distribution Marion Heights home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -102 (-12.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Marion Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.0 miles away from the Marion Heights borough center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 tornado 29.3 miles away from the borough center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marion Heights-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 84% 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 39.8 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 40.8 miles away from Marion Heights 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 72.5 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 46.9 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 62.5 miles away from Marion Heights center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 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 Marion Heights:

  • DAVITA - NORTHUMBERLAND DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; MT. CARMEL, PA)
  • FAMILY HOME MEDICAL (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MOUNT CARMEL, PA)
  • VNA HEALTH SYSTEM (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; SHAMOKIN, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion Heights:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 14 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,552)
  • Susquehanna University (about 22 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Bucknell University (about 25 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,667)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 37 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 40 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 42 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,093)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 42 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,469)

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Notable location: Marion Heights Fire Company Station 70 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.8%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This borough:  2.2 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  65.5%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Marion Heights, PA

Marion Heights compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Marion Heights travel time to work - commute


Marion Heights mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (71%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Coal or coke (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Marion Heights borough (based on Northumberland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.22%
Here60.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ The Wesleyan Church
Adherents36.5%19.9%14.5%8.6%8.1%
Congregations7.7%20.5%20.5%14.7%3.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian and Missionary AllianceAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.5%1.5%1.1%1.0%6.5%
Congregations5.8%1.9%1.9%1.3%21.8%
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: 19
Northumberland County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Northumberland County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Here:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 63
Here:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.6%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Northumberland County:

29.3%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.5%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$493
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$211
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,493$17,9161$455
Sewerage 1$3,886$46,6320$0
Water Supply 1$2,518$30,2160$0
Totals for Government 3$7,897$31,5886$1,159

Marion Heights government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $20,000 ($32.57)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($17.92)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($14.66)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($13.03)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($9.77)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($3.26)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($3.26)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($3.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($1.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($1.63)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $31,000 ($50.49)

Marion Heights government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $3,000 ($4.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($6.51)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($4.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($22.80)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.63)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $37,000 ($60.26)
    Property: $25,000 ($40.72)
    NEC: $9,000 ($14.66)

Marion Heights government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $20,000 ($32.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $17,000 ($27.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($4.89)

Marion Heights government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $108,000 ($175.90)

4.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($164 average AGI)
Northumberland County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Union County, PA  0.68% ($30,529 average AGI)
from Snyder County, PA  0.49% ($28,565)
from Lycoming County, PA  0.39% ($28,164)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,638 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($296 average AGI)
Northumberland County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Union County, PA  0.76% ($29,919 average AGI)
to Snyder County, PA  0.55% ($33,472)
to Lycoming County, PA  0.32% ($29,184)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marion Heights:

  • WISL (1480 AM; 1 kW; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: BASIC LICENSING, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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.)
  • WPGM (1570 AM; 3 kW; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marion Heights:

  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQSU (88.9 FM; SELINSGROVE, PA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)

TV broadcast stations around Marion Heights:

  • 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)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .5 Mi Ne (Lat: 40.809528 Lon: -76.457444), Structure height: 10 m, Call Sign: KGC284
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.5800 MHz, 37.6200 MHz, 37.6400 MHz, 37.6600 MHz, 37.7400 MHz, 37.8200 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/03/2003, Expiration Date: 11/10/2013
    Registrant: Ppl Services Corp., 827 Hausman Road, Allentown, PA 18104, Phone: (484) 634-3757, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N3GUS
    Grant Date: 01/31/1989, Expiration Date: 01/31/1999, Cancellation Date: 02/01/2001
    Registrant: George Romania, 406 Melrose St, Marion Heights, PA 17832
  • Call Sign: KB3NYA, Licensee ID: L01184516
    Grant Date: 08/21/2006, Expiration Date: 08/21/2016, Certifier: Larry G Stump
    Registrant: Larry G Stump, 103 E.Melrose St., Marion Heights, PA 17832



Most common first names in Marion Heights, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4974.4 years
Mary3376.9 years
Joseph2776.0 years
Anna2583.3 years
Michael1871.0 years
Helen1276.2 years
Frank1171.8 years
Elizabeth782.3 years
Nicholas773.5 years
Frances680.2 years
Most common last names in Marion Heights, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wargo770.0 years
Huxta579.4 years
Janoka581.8 years
Nestico575.2 years
Diak478.5 years
Varano480.7 years
Sheptock479.5 years
Kinger471.5 years
Rugalla479.2 years
Kuhar477.5 years
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