Mexico, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 472. Population change since 2000: +69.2%
Males: 216  (45.8%)
Females: 256  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  47.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17056.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,771 (it was $35,417 in 2000)
Mexico:

$46,771
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,014 (it was $16,620 in 2000)

Mexico CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $131,500 (it was $66,400 in 2000)
Mexico:

$131,500
PA:

$164,200
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  • Races in Mexico, PA (2010)

    Mexico races chart
    • 46498.3%White alone
    • 61.3%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mexico: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Mexico, PA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (40.8%), United States (15.9%), Irish (9.0%), Scottish (2.7%), French (2.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 420 feet

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 636 people per square mile   (low).

Mexico, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Mexico:

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mexico CDP:

  • Never married: 4.1%
  • Now married: 69.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,868 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $889 (0.7%)

Mexico satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (65.5 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (94.0 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (122.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Port Royal borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Mifflintown borough, PA (1.7 miles ), Mifflin borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Thompsontown borough, PA (2.5 miles ), East Salem, PA (2.8 miles) , McAlisterville, PA (2.8 miles ), Wagner, PA (3.1 miles) , Alfarata, PA (3.1 miles) .

Latitude: 40.54 N, Longitude: 77.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 717

Mexico household income distribution Mexico home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Information (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Public administration (38%)
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (25%)
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (11%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (32%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Community and social service occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Mexico, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mexico, Pennsylvania average temperatures Mexico, Pennsylvania average precipitation Mexico, Pennsylvania humidity Mexico, Pennsylvania wind speed Mexico, Pennsylvania snowfall Mexico, Pennsylvania sunshine Mexico, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Mexico-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.8 miles away from the Mexico place center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.2 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mexico-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 171.7 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 70.9 miles away from Mexico center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 211.5 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) earthquake occurred 281.8 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 72.5 miles away from Mexico 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 329.7 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 Juniata County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mexico topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mexico:

  • DAVITA - LEWISTOWN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; LEWISTOWN, PA)
  • SAFE HAVEN SKILLED SERVICES, LLC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; NEW BLOOMFIELD, PA)
  • LEWISTOWN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; LEWISTOWN, PA)
  • MANOR AT PERRY VILLAGE, THE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NEW BLOOMFIELD, PA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-WILLIAM PENN (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LEWISTOWN, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE NEW BLOOMFIELD (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; NEW BLOOMFIELD, PA)
  • MALTA HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GRANVILLE, PA)

Amtrak station near Mexico:

  • 13 miles: LEWISTON (LEWISTOWN, HELEN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mexico:

  • Dickinson College (about 25 miles; Carlisle, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,505)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 30 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 13,276)
  • Susquehanna University (about 31 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 33 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 45,483)
  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 33 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Messiah College (about 33 miles; Mechanicsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,035)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 35 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 7,051)

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Notable location: Allen Grove Camp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cedar Spring Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Juniata 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 2012 was 99.6. This is worse than average.

City:

99.6
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.96. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.96
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.273. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.273
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

9.1

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

MEXICO MKT DELI (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-14-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-24-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-16-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (SEP-19-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2008)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.5%
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.9%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Mexico 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mexico CDP (based on Juniata County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,49733
Evangelical Protestant3,64531
Other1,7473
Catholic2641
None13,483-
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: 5
Juniata County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Juniata County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Juniata County:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Juniata County:

29.4%
Pennsylvania:

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

13.6%
State:

11.5%

3.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,362 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
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 Perry County, PA  0.75% ($31,529 average AGI)
from Mifflin County, PA  0.60% ($27,250)
from Dauphin County, PA  0.30% ($45,964)


3.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.65%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mifflin County, PA  0.69% ($22,677 average AGI)
to Snyder County, PA  0.37% ($28,714)
to Perry County, PA  0.32% ($32,900)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mexico:

  • WJUN (1220 AM; 1 kW; MEXICO, PA)
  • WIEZ (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKVA (920 AM; 1 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: WVNW, INC.)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mexico:

  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WQJU (107.1 FM; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJRC (90.9 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: SALT AND LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WQLV (98.9 FM; MILLERSBURG, PA; Owner: HEPCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHX (105.5 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: MIFFLIN COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVNW (96.7 FM; BURNHAM, PA; Owner: WVNW, INC.)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WMRF-FM (95.7 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WJAZ (91.7 FM; SUMMERDALE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. COMMWEALTH SYS. HGHR ED)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNK-FM (104.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W270AG (101.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRBT (94.9 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPSU-FM (91.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Mexico:

  • W12CA (Channel 12; ELLIOTTSBURG, PA; Owner: HEIRLOOM MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WHTM-TV (Channel 27; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: HARRISBURG TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mexico)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Old Route 22 0.6 Mi E Of (Lat: 40.535056 Lon: -77.342472), Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WPNB457
    Assigned Frequencies: 951.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/06/1996, Expiration Date: 08/01/2014
    Registrant: Phone: (717) 568-1380
  • Mexico PA 1, William Penn Highway (Lat: 40.540833 Lon: -77.329167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.7 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WQIT464
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/08/2008, Expiration Date: 05/08/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/08/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • Old Route 22 0.6 Mi E Of (Lat: 40.535333 Lon: -77.342472), Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WLO862
    Assigned Frequencies: 944.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/17/1997, Expiration Date: 08/01/2014
    Registrant: Phone: (717) 473-9317

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA3EGB
    Grant Date: 04/11/1996, Expiration Date: 06/15/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/16/2007
    Registrant: Robert C Grening, Box 103, Mexico, PA 17056

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